Beryl Macmillen Anderson, 86, received her master's degree at Ithaca College's 2011 commencement, a half-century after she began writing her master's thesis. When her family realized how close she had been to graduating, they encouraged her to finish the degree.

Beryl was featured in several regional publications, including the Capital District's Spotlight News and the Ithaca JournalWatch her clip on Fox23 in Albany.