In the fall of 2022, Bonnie Miller, who enrolled in college in 1982, will have completed her second bachelor’s degree at UNCG.
More than 40 years ago, Bonnie Miller started her academic career at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG).
She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from UNCG in 1982 before continuing on to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for her master’s degree.
Miller quit from her career as a medical social worker after 30 years and rediscovered her passion for French literature.
Fast forward to 2018, and Miller found herself re-enrolling at the university after she tried to read one of her favorites “The Count of Monte Cristo” in the original French.
Miller lived in France for 15 years during her youth, after her father was stationed there with the U.S. Army, and once was fluent in the language of love.
However, after quickly realizing her French was no longer up to the level required to read the real French version of the story, she knew it was time to go back to school.
“I really struggled with the book, and I didn’t like that, so I decided to go back to school”, said Miller.
So she began her dive back into the language she grew up with, and there was no better place to do that than at her Alma Mater.
“I have been connected to the University for many years, and decided I was going to take a few classes to brush up on my skills,” said Miller.
In the year 2022, Mrs. Miller will have earned a degree in French & Francophone studies from UNCG.
“Knowing that you’re probably the oldest person around can be a little strange.
The students mistook me for the teacher when I entered the room, but when the teacher entered, they assumed I was lost “Miller spoke of her time on campus in this way.
Miller currently holds a Bachelor of Social Work, a Master of Social Work, and a Bachelor of French & Francophone Studies, and come January, she begins her journey to a Master’s in French as well.