"I just had a feeling I needed to get a education," White said.
White said her children were amused at first, but they saw how seriously she took her coursework.
"Today, of course, they are all grown up and they are overwhelmed with pride," she said.
White said there were challenges juggling her classes and raising her family, but she credits Clayton State for the help the school gave her.
White offered this piece of advice for others: Set a goal and keep working at it.
"If you have your goals, work at it. If you fall back and stumble, that's OK. Just keep at it and keep on learning," she said.