Great-grandma of 12 and grandma of 33 earns college degree while running trucking business at 63

Abu Mubarik November 22, 2023
Screenshot via SNHU/Good Morning America

She is grandmother to 33 grandchildren and great-grandmother to 12 but 63-year-old Robyn Roberts never gave up on her dream to earn a college degree. Not only that, she achieved this historic feat while running a trucking business, according to Good Morning America.

She got a degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) after deciding to return to school following a friendly competition with her grandson.  

The Las Vegas businesswoman earned her degree online out on the open road. She studied and completed her assignments in her semi-truck.

“I did 90% of my studies from inside my semi-truck,” she explained to the outlet.

She runs the truck business with her husband specializing in the transport of hazardous materials and government equipment, according to KBTX. Although her schooling started as a challenge from her grandson, her plan is to pursue law and become a lawyer to support survivors of abuse.

“64 is the year of new beginnings,” she said, per Good Morning America. “If all goes well, by the time I turn 67, I’ll be a lawyer.”

Roberts even made a stop to deliver a load prior to receiving her diploma on Saturday. She also expressed appreciation for SNHU for allowing her to complete her degree in a manner consistent with running a business.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: November 22, 2023


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