Ivy League janitor graduates with honors

A 52-year-old Bronx man has become an Ivy League graduate, proving that with hard work and dedication, it's never too late to reach your goals. After nearly 12 years as a janitor by night and student

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2012, 1:32 AM

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Ivy League janitor graduates with honors
A 52-year-old Bronx man has become an Ivy League graduate, proving that with hard work and dedication, it's never too late to reach your goals.
After nearly 12 years as a janitor by night and student by day at Columbia University, Gac Filipaj earned his bachelor's degree with honors in classics. The Yugoslavian immigrant was accepted into the school after first learning English.
Filipaj says he hopes to earn his master's degree and become a college professor.
For extended interview with Gac Filipaj, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.


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