Be Inspired! Syleena Johnson Graduates College 21 Years After She Enrolled

June 8, 2015  |  

It’s graduation season. And in addition celebrating our friends and family members who are moving on to the next chapter of their lives, there are a couple of graduates we don’t know personally who can still inspire us.

Over the weekend, we told you about the 99-year-old woman who received her diploma. Apparently, she wasn’t the only one who believed in chasing her dreams.

Singer and reality tv star, Syleena Johnson recently finished what she started by graduating this weekend from Kaplan University, 21 years after she first enrolled in college.

She left a very inspirational message for her followers below.

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It's time! 21 years ago I enrolled in college at Drake university as a freshman…that was 1994…I was 18 years old. April 20, 1996 I was chosen and to be a distinguished woman of Zeta Phi Beta sorority iiiiiiiincorporated….transferred to illinois state LE chapter, 1997 dropped out of college to sign a record deal with jive records, dropped 8 albums, a movie, a reality show, threee kids, two husbands, three more labels, the list goes on and on…. But the greatest gift right after my husband and kids is this diploma! I did it! Straight A's no B's, graduating with honors! Suma Cum Laude, ALPHA BETA KAPPA honor society….I did it for my sons to know its never too late! To know to always strive for excellence and leave no stone unturned!! I did it for me! To show myself I can do all things Through Christ who strengthens me!! I did it for all of my fans to know just cause I'm an entertainer doesn't mean education is NOT important! Be inspired! Be encouraged….I could cry right now! It was so hard in the middle of filming, performing, being a mommy, being a wife…I did it😜…and u can too!👍🏽 #SJCollegeGrad #Bachelor #NutritionScience

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