The Extraordinary Life of Ms. Vi

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At the age of 76, Ms. Vi has achieved something she’s dreamed about for years — she’s a college graduate.

Photo credit: Rollins College

She’s the most unusual student on campus. She holds hands with her teachers and sings to the campus safety staff. And at 76 years old, Vivian Carrington is one of the oldest graduates ever at Rollins College.

She explains the painful moment that inspired her to go back to college at the age of 70 and the challenges she overcame during her journey to a degree, including battling lupus.

Her persistence in achieving this goal is just the latest example of her lifelong character traits of being tenacious, courageous and groundbreaking. Get to know the extraordinary Ms. Vi and get inspired to never give up on your goals.

Editor’s Note: Ms. Vi passed away after we produced this story, at the age of 78. Her passion for new adventures and making a difference live on in all those who knew and loved her. 

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