Tales of the non-traditional

More news about adult and continuing education students. From NewsOK.com.

Oklahoma City mother of 11 heads to Harvard
Allyson Reneau dropped out of the University of Oklahoma in 1981 to get married and start a family.

She promised herself she would return to school after her first child turned 5.

Thirty years and 11 children later, Reneau is finally fulfilling her promise, and then some.

The Oklahoma City woman is just three credit hours away from earning a bachelor's degree in communications from OU.

Somehow, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA while raising her children — nine girls and two boys, now ages 6 to 29 — and running her own business.

Starting Monday, Reneau, 50, will begin graduate studies in international relations at Harvard University. Once a week she will fly to Massachusetts for classes. School officials are allowing her to finish the three undergraduate credits she has left at OU later this year, Reneau said.


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