Local media shares the story of Bernadine Franks' Graduation, at 67, from the School of Social Work
At age 17, Bernadine Franks made a vow to her mother: She would one day graduate from college. Fifty years later, she has made good on that pledge, earning a degree in social work from the University of Iowa.
Her inspiring story received extensive coverage in eastern Iowa, as well as interest from the national press:
Iowa Now: "A promise kept, a BA earned"
The Daily Iowan: "67-year-old woman to graduate the UI on Saturday"
Iowa City Press-Citizen: "In retirement, area woman keeps promise to her mother to graduate from college"
KWWL-Channel 7: "Keeping a promise 50 years later"