- Rene Neira, an American veteran, had been striving for a college degree for the past 70 years.
- Ultimately his hard work paid off and at the age of 88, he has graduated from the university.
- The funny thing is that his 23-year-old granddaughter has also graduated with him.
It is said that a person should never give up in every situation and should continue his efforts. Something similar has been done by Rene Neira, an American veteran who had been striving for a college degree for the past 70 years. Ultimately his hard work paid off and he has graduated at the age of 88. The funny thing is that his 23-year-old granddaughter has also graduated with him.
When this pair of grandfather and granddaughter took a degree from college together, their happiness knew no bounds. Rene hails from San Antonio, Texas, USA, and first enrolled in college in the 1950s. However, he stopped going to college to take care of the family. Although it was always his dream to complete his education.
René is very popular on the university campus
When granddaughter Melanie Salazar finished school and began pursuing a college degree, René was also inspired to go to college with her granddaughter. He attended the University of Texas for 4 years. Rene became very popular on the university campus. He became a source of inspiration and enthusiasm for other students. On December 11, both graduated one by one.
While Melanie holds a bachelor’s degree in communication, her grandfather René holds a degree in economics. When both of them reached the stage to collect their respective degrees, Melanie became emotional. He said, ‘Everyone was calm. I didn’t hear any applause or applause but I was told that the entire stadium was overjoyed. My grandfather had been trying for his bachelor’s degree since the 1950s and it was his life’s dream and goal.
Could not continue studies after marriage
Granddaughter Melanie told that in the 1950s, my grandfather fell in love with my grandmother and got married. After this his family started and due to this he could not continue his studies. Over the years, Rene had taken a few classes here and there, but it was difficult for her to concentrate on her studies even while fulfilling her husband’s responsibility. They have five children and were working in a local bank.