Local media shares the story of Bernadine Franks' Graduation, at 67, from the School of Social Work

Bernadine Franks University of Iowa
December 14, 2018 - 9:30am to December 31, 2020 - 2:00am
Iowa City, IA

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"

KCRG-TV9: "67-year-old set to graduate from Iowa, fulfilling 50-year promise"

KWWL-Channel 7: "Keeping a promise 50 years later"

Click HERE to donate to the Bernadine Franks Scholarship supporting nontraditional & underrepresented students in the UI School of Social Work.