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May 9, 2013

Wayne State graduate Charles Watkins overcomes obstacles


Charles Watkins, 69-year-old retired military veteran and Inkster resident, will be receiving his degree in psychology today during Wayne State University’s commencement ceremonies. Watkins says his 12 children are proud of him and have supported him all the way during the last three decades as he worked, attended classes and battled serious health issues. He attributes the delay in getting his degree to multiple strokes and a kidney transplant that slowed him down. But he says he’s not done yet, and is planning to pursue further studies.


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