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32 years later, mom finishes degree — with daughter — in a pandemic

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 01, 2021 10:27 PM CT | Published: May 01, 2021 6:07 PM CT

Thirty-two years ago after quitting nursing school in her final semester, Penny Williams earned her RN degree in one of the first in-person commencement exercises in Memphis in more than a year.

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Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.