When you’ve been around long enough to witness the Great Depression, World War II, the civil rights movement and the moon landing, you don’t learn from college text books, college text books learn from you!
99-year-old Doreetha Daniels graduated today from College of the Canyons with no shortage of praise.
As the oldest graduate in the history of the college, Daniels received a standing ovation from students, faculty and staff during the ceremony.
After getting her diploma, Daniels received special recognition in Canyons Hall by COC chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook and Santa Clarita mayor Marsha McLean among others.
“I did it…I accomplished what I wanted to do and this is my dream come true,” Daniels said.
Daniels, who registered at COC three years ago, started attending classes at the Canyon Country Campus and made a personal goal to graduate before her 100th birthday.