A grandmother who recently graduated from a Florida college says she hopes her achievement will show others that it’s not too late to further their education.

At nearly 80-years-old, Rosa Salgado not only earned her Associate of Arts degree in education with honors (having a 3.8 average) from Miami-Dade College, but also graduated alongside her two grandsons.

One of them, David Salgado, graduated with the same Associate of Arts degree and said his grandmother has really inspired him.

“For me and my family, for her to take this one step graduating, it fills my heart,” he told WTVJ-TV.

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Salgado, an immigrant from Colombia, faced various challenges, including the language barrier and the hospitalization of her youngest daughter, but through it all, she never gave up on her dream of earning a college degree. She hopes she can inspire others to realize that they are never too old to learn and to fulfill their life-long dreams.

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