It took him 12 years of balancing classes with his fulltime job as a janitor but Gac Filipaj, an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia, is graduating from Columbia University with honors.
Nearly 20 years ago. This man left his family in the former war-ravaged yugoslavia, heading to america with no money, no job, and no english speaking skills. [...]
He landed a job at Columbia University , mopping floors. cleaning mirrors, and emptying the trash. That job turned into an education in the classics, and now an Ivy League degree. [...]
... the 52 year old was accepting into columbia school of general studies back in 2000 and took advantage of free courses for employees. He said juggling a full-time job and one or two courses a semester got exhausting at times. He typically took morning classes so he could work the night shift until 11:00 p.m ., then he had to commute home.
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