Pasco County woman becomes college graduate at '74 years young'
TRINITY, Fla. - Sue Navage is putting on her cap and gown for graduation at Trinity College in two weeks.
Fifty years after graduating from high school, the 74-year-old Pasco County resident is fulfilling her lifelong dream of getting her college diploma -- a bachelor's degree in counseling.
"It’s the best thing I could’ve ever done because, if you dream it can you believe in yourself you can achieve anything," Navage said.
It wasn't just the coursework that was a challenge for her.
"I was learning technology, I was learning how to do PowerPoints, I was learning how to do things that I didn’t even know I could do," said Navage.
At 74, Sue Navage is graduating near the top of her class at Trinity College
She excelled at those challenges, earning a 3.9 GPA which put her second in her graduating class.
"I have loved every second of it, I learned so much in the professors, and I loved being with the college-age kids because I learned so much from them and it just gives you hope. A lot of people my age, I think, 'these teenagers today," or whatever, but honestly, I was so encouraged," Navage said.
Navage hopes to focus her counseling degree on helping children.