Mary Jo Meyer of rural Kiel left college in 1975 at the end of her junior year.
Now, nearly 40 years later, she finally has her degree.
Wearing a cap and gown, Meyer, 60, walked down the aisle to accept her Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology at Silver Lake College on Dec. 13.
As a young college student, Meyer had changed her major twice before she decided to drop out and raise a family. Six children and 13 grandchildren later, she felt compelled to complete her degree as she watched her own grown children pursuing higher educations.