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Project Graduate Helps Woman Finish Degree At UK 25 Years Later

Posted at 9:01 AM, May 01, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A program at the University of Kentucky helped a local woman finish what she started 25 years ago.

Sharon Mofield-Boswell started at UK in 1994. She then started a family a short time later.

“I left school with only one semester to go, and I just focused on raising my daughter,” she explained.

Now, she says her children are the reason she returned to the classroom.

“My girls — that’s what drives me to come back,” Mofield-Boswell said. “It was all stemming from that regret of leaving it unfinished and just wanting to be a role model for my children. Not only is it what I expect for them, it’s what I expect for myself.”

UK’s Project Graduate helped Mofield-Boswell re-enroll. Project Graduate is a statewide initiative to assist adult learners, who have accumulated 80 or more credit hours, to finish their bachelor’s degree.

She will graduate this summer with a degree in Liberal Studies.

To learn more about project graduate, click here.