Man’s Long-Delayed Quest for Degree Leads to Joint Graduation With Son
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Alyssa Lukpat, The New York Times
When Juan Paneto was selected for a spot in a management training program at a bank in 1992, he couldn’t refuse. But there was a problem: He hadn’t finished school. Though Paneto had attended Union College in Schenectady, New York, for four years, he was still five classes short of graduation.
Life circumstances dictated the amount of time—30 years to be exact—it would take for Paneto to earn a bachelor’s degree. But the delay came with a reward: He finally graduated on June 13, the same day as his firstborn son, who also received a bachelor’s degree from Union College.