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Tis the season for graduations. I love seeing all the pictures and smiles on faces of the graduates and their loved ones. But, Mr. Vaudreuil of Massachusetts has an extra special reason to celebrate.

via NBC 4

In 2007, Michael Vaudreuil took a custodian job with Worcester Polytechnic Institute after filing for bankruptcy when his company went out of business.

“It left our heads spinning. It happened so fast,” Vaudreuil told WBZ.

While enrolled at the WPI, he signed up for a tuition-free class that the university offers employees.

That was the beginning of his journey to becoming a mechanical engineer. Now, after eight years of classes during the day and cleaning during the night Vaudreuil earned his degree on May 14.

Now he hopes his degree will earn him a new job and a new life.

“Very few times do you ever get to experience a real ‘someday,’” says Vaudreuil. “And so it feels like, welcome to my ‘someday.’”

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