In the 1950s, Lucille Griswold had just completed her freshmen year at Alfred University in New York State. Unable to return the following year, she took a job working for the government. Also that year, “I fell in love,” said Lucille, of her husband, William. The two were married, and they knew they had to make a tough decision.
“This was back before student loans,” said Lucille. “We knew only one of us could go to college.”So Lucille put her education on hold to raise her family and support her young husband as he studied to become a prosthodontist.
Now, at the age of 73, Lucille has finally earned her bachelor’s degree in business and women’s studies from Union Institute & University’s Virtual Vermont program.
“It is never too late to get an education,” said Lucille, who doesn’t put an age requirement on higher education goals. “I don’t think I could ever get enough education. For me, it is a lifelong pursuit.” Read the article published in The Gazette about Lucille at: