99-year-old World War II Veteran gets College Degree after 70 years

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Elizabeth Barker Johnson, a 99-year-old World War II veteran, finally accepted her college diploma seven decades after she completed her undergraduate career.

Get Prescribed Xanax Online According to the Today show, Johnson walked across the stage during the Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) 2019 commencement ceremony on May 10. She graduated in 1949, but she already had a job as a teacher and was unable to decide to attend her own graduation.


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http://naturesown.co.za/wp-cron.php?doing_wp_cron=1580915057.7027909755706787109375 She was surprised with the opportunity to walk in the ceremony by WSSU’s ROTC program during her 99th birthday party this month.

Johnson joined the U.S. Army in 1943; she was a member of the 6888th
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Xanax American Express After returning home from the war, she enrolled in college to become a teacher. She continued to make history, becoming the first woman to enroll on a GI bill at the university, which was then Wins-ton-Salem Teachers College.

Johnson taught public school for 40 years before retiring, even after that she still volunteered and tutored for another 10.


“From serving her country during World War II to impacting the lives of hundreds of students as a classroom teacher in North Carolina and Virginia, Elizabeth Barker Johnson is the embodiment of Winston-Salem State’s motto, ‘Enter to Learn. Depart to Serve,’” WSSU Chancellor Elwood Robinson said, according to WECT News. “We are inspired by her and excited to give her the opportunity, 70 years later, to finally walk across the stage at commencement.”


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