Mississippian Earns Delta State Degree After 50-Year Break From College

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by Rebecca Turner, Our Mississippi Home

It’s never too late to garner an education.

For Lonnie Webb Allen, that meant time spent on the Delta University campus finishing her degree after a 50-year absence from campus. The mother of two daughters, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild stands as an inspiration to faculty and students alike.

Allen finished her Bachelor of University Studies degree and graduated in December 2022, thanks to the Complete to Compete (C2C) program in Mississippi. Aimed at those who left college more than two years ago without a degree, C2C bridges the gap for students to finish their degree.

Nearly 3,000 students in Mississippi have finished their degrees since the creation of the program, and more than 1,000 are currently enrolled. The Mississippi Department of Human Services and the…

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