Philadelphia Grandmother is Cheyney University’s Valedictorian

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Rhonda Davis’ road to a college degree is both inspirational and a testament to the power of self-improvement. The 60-year-old grandmother attended Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on a full scholarship for three years and graduated at the top of her class.

On May 11, Davis graduated as the Class of 2019 valedictorian with dual degrees in fine arts and graphic design for Cheyney University’s 164th graduation, The Philadelphia Tribune reported. The Philadelphia native first fell in love with the university’s Delaware County campus in the 1970s, but life took her down a different path.

Davis attended Overbrook High School before getting her GED. She had four children and held various jobs, including residential adviser and daycare owner, before pursuing a college degree. She enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia in 2012 in the hopes of becoming a writer, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

She was finishing up…

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