A 24-year-old American man named Darrell Landon Kelly has achieved an extraordinary feat by obtaining two degrees from two different universities on the same day. Kelly earned a Master’s of Business Administration degree (MBA) from Xavier University’s Williams College of Business, Ohio and also received a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Ohio, USA on the same day. His achievement has made his family and the entire academic community in the United States of America proud.
Kelly’s mother, Lisa Kelly, expressed great pleasure and pride in her son’s achievement and how she has supported both him and his older sister, Jazmone, who is also a medical student. Kelly’s family, who are highly academically accomplished, were also proud of his feat. His grandmother, in particular, did something extraordinary by returning to university for a Bachelor’s degree at the age of 73.
Kelly initially heard of the program that would allow him to earn two degrees at Howard University in Washington DC, but decided to stay back in Ohio and commute between Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati to achieve his dream and save money. Studying in universities abroad can be expensive, and that is why Scholarship Region keeps track of scholarship opportunities around the world to inform and remind students whenever they become available.
In Kelly’s reaction to his achievement, he expressed gratitude to his mother who stood by him and guided him throughout his studies. “It’s time for me to stand and leave the nest… She’s instilled me with all these tools and has guided me for so long,” Kelly said. His friend described his exceptional achievement as scholarly and exceeding more than what was asked of him by becoming a Master’s degree holder and a lawyer at the same time