FLORENCE, Ala. (WIAT) — This December, North Alabama held a graduation special to one graduate who graduated at 80 years old.

80-year-old Lorali Hulsey was surrounded by family and friends as she walked across the stage to receive her diploma at the University of North Alabama’s Fall commencement ceremony. She first attended UNA in 1991, but had to drop out. Now, she came back to finish what she started.

 “My daughter graduated from here, now my granddaughter is gonna graduate from here,” Hulsey said. “And now I’m gonna graduate. I just, I think its wonderful.”

Lorali says her granddaughter, Lauren, was there to help her as they went through school together.