It had been over 50 years since Darlene Mullins had to cut her college education short. See she had fell in love back in 1962 with her husband John Mullins who was a track star at Tennessee State University then. They got married the same year John had graduated 2 years later in 1964.
Darlene went from being a college student to taking care of her family and their home. They had lived in a few different states and raised two kids. The one thing Darlene had always wanted was a college degree.
Finally, back in 2013 she went back to school and enrolled at TSU and went after a degree in interdisciplinary studies.
This past Saturday Darlene got the one thing she was after! She graduated from Tennessee State University Summa Cum Laude!
Congrats to Darlene on this great accomplishment!
Photo cred: Tennessee State University via AP