Danielle Joliet Gets Her Long-Deserved Degree

May 18, 2017 at 11:08 am Leave a comment

U.S. Army veteran Danielle Joliet ’17 received her degree from the College of Education earlier this month. The 34-year-old mother of two joined the military when she was 17 and spent more than a decade in the armed forces.

As Joliet told Good Morning America, she enlisted in an attempt to change her life after dropping out of high school, saying “I kind of woke up one day wanting a better life and not knowing how to do it, and for me that was going into the United States Army.”

Three years after returning stateside due to an injury that ended her military career, Joliet had her second child and decided to enroll at Penn State. While she received her degree—posting a 4.0 and earning the title of 2017 Outstanding Adult Student from her college—Joliet’s education isn’t over just yet. In addition to getting a job out of school with Penn State’s Collegiate Recovery Community, she began graduate school this week.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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