WKU's Special Grads


There were over 1,200 students graduating from Western Kentucky University’s December commencement, in Bowling Green, Ky. That was a record number for the fall graduation.

Of those students, two of them shared a special relationship throughout their college experience. Albert Skees started his college career in 1999. Now at the age of 71, he has shared his college career with six of his grandchildren and one of which he graduated with.

Skees found college challenging just like other traditional college students. He always knew he wanted to get a college degree and was overjoyed to do so with his grandchildren, an experience he said is once in a lifetime.

Mr. Skees has plans to frame his degree and hang it in his computer room but as for going back to work. He said he enjoys being retired and will continue to volunteer like he has for years.


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