By Lauren Keane
The university celebrated one of the world’s oldest college graduates with a diploma delivery in Hawaii last winter.
Amy Craton, 94, was surprised with a graduation celebration in Honolulu after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English online.
“It feels good to graduate, but in many ways I feel I am still on the road; I have more to learn,” Craton said.
SNHU President Dr. Paul LeBlanc presented Craton with her diploma among friends, family and other Hawaii-based SNHU alumni.
“Amy is an extraordinary student; at the age of 94, she earned a degree that was 54 years in the making — and with a 4.0 GPA no less,” LeBlanc said.
Craton began pursuing a degree in 1962. She put her college education on hold to provide for her four children. She’s SNHU’s oldest graduate and active student, as she’s now working toward a Master of Arts in Creative Writing and English.