HONOLULU – A 94-year-old woman got a big surprise after earning her bachelor’s degree online with a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Amy Craton of Honolulu has been keeping herself busy by taking online classes at Southern New Hampshire University. According to WBIN-TV, she is one of the oldest graduates to earn a bachelor’s degree in the world.

Craton wasn’t able to attend the graduation ceremony in person in New Hampshire, so SNHU’s president Paul LeBlanc hand-delivered her Creative Writing and English degree on a special trip to Hawaii. LeBlanc even surprised her with a party.

“At age 94, Amy finished her college degree reminding us that it’s never too late, always important and that perseverance and girt and staying with it, because as your poem ends, a new day awaits,” LeBlanc said at the party.

Craton said she’s always happy to put her energy towards something productive.

“I couldn’t see just sitting there watching Netflix all the time,” said Craton.

Watch her give advice to recent graduates below:


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