It’s taken 60 years, but that doesn’t stop this 102-year-old from being proud of finally getting her degree.
Cecilia ‘Dolly’ Mischel Boarman has finally received her scroll for her course in education which she started when she was 40 in 1957.
But she had to leave Brescia University, Kentucky, before she finished her studies.
NOW, DOLLY HAS BEEN AWARDED AN ASSOCIATE OF ARTS HONORIS CASUA, AN HONORARY DEGREE, AND SHE’S PRETTY CHUFFED ABOUT IT.
I am so thrilled to finally get a diploma after all these years
According to the Messenger-Inquirer, she is now Brescia University’s oldest living alumna.
The university found out about Dolly’s degree when Tracy Naylor, the school’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement, was told by Dolly’s daughter.
The pair were arranging a visit with alumni when Jovita Boarman Fine said she had taken classes with her mother, who lives with her in Prescott, Arizona.
Naylor then asked Cheryl Clemons, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, if she could surprise Dolly with a degree during her Arizona visit.
She told Brescia’s website: ‘It was one of the best things I’ve had the opportunity (of doing) during my career.’
Dolly graduated from high school in 1931. Completing enough credits at Brescia to teach, she was a full-time teacher in the Catholic school system before retiring and working as a substitute.
Jovita said the degree has excited the entire family.
She said: ‘We’ve been telling everybody about it. It was really nice of them to do it.’
BREAKING NEWS: BoG takes over Unibank
The Bank of Ghana has announced it has taken over the management of private bank, Unibank.
The Governor of the central bank explained at a press conference, the takeover is due to challenges facing the bank. He mentioned weak supervisory standards and weak operations as the cause of the challenges.
Ernest Addison said the bank, adjudged the 6thbest performing company in Ghana at the Ghana Club 100 awards in 2017, provided inaccurate data during the central bank’s effort to resolve the problems last year.
He assured depositors their money is safe, stressing “we are not liquidating the bank, we are saving it.”
The take-over comes weeks after Unibank announced it was taking over adb.
The top management of Unibank are Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II who is Chief Executive Officer, Ekow Nyarko Dadzie-Dennis Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director Owusu-Ansah Awere, Executive Clifford Duke Mettle, Director of Risk Management Kwesi Nkrumah Pimpah.
Photo: CEO Kwabena Duffour II was awarded the most enterprising young executive award in 2017.
The bank’s company secretary is Sylvia Assimeng-Archer, Executive Head of Treasury and Global Trade John Collins Arthur, Executive Head of Corporate Banking Elsie Dansoa Kyereh and Executive Head of Innovations and Business Execution Florence Ohene.
This executive management are expected to give way to new control, KPMG appointed by the central bank.
The bank was founded in 1997 by Kwabena Duffour who later became Finance minister under the Mills administration.
But after 20 years of private management, Kwabena Duffour who is a former Governor of the Bank of Ghana loses control of unibank to his former employers.
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