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Ana Gonzalez USC graduate
Ana González recently celebrated getting her MSW degree from USC, just before her daughter graduated from Harvard University. The family is shown here after Gonzales‘ graduation from the University of La Verne in 2016. (Photo/Courtesy of Ana González)

Determination and grit helped this 59-year-old finally earn her master’s

Inspired by her children, Ana González never gave up. Now, she’s got her degree and years of college memories, including a memorable meeting with President Carol L. Folt.