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‘There is no time limit’: Ronee Jones earns accounting degree at age 51

Ronee Jones at CWU's Kent Commencement ceremony


If you asked Ronee Jones five years ago what she would be doing today, the answer wouldn’t be earning her bachelor of science degree in accounting and looking to finish her master’s in the future.

The 51-year-old grandmother worked for 20 years in a telecommunications company as an operation specialist, but never really enjoyed her work, it was just a job to her. When she was five years from retirement, the company removed her position and gave it to her manager. She was given the choice of a new position or leave with severance.

“It was kinda like they wanted me to start over again, so I took the severance,” Jones said.

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Originally published by Jack Belcher in the Daily Record on June 9, 2022