Published 11:31 p.m. CT May 3, 2017 | Updated 12:23 a.m. CT May 4, 2017
Darlene Mullins often wore TSU gear and jeans to class, just like other students at Tennessee State University.
But Mullins is the only one who slaps the table and scolds her classmates for swearing.
After an F bomb, she shouts, “Oooo!” and then, “You need to wash your mouth out with soap!”
Graduating after a 55-year hiatus
Mullins, 72, is set to graduate from TSU Saturday (May 6) – 55 years after taking her first class. Mullins came back to campus four years ago to finish what she started.
And she came back in full grandma mode, loving on the younger students – and correcting them when she thought it necessary.
“I would listen to them, I would encourage them, hug on them, call them ‘son’ or ‘young man.’ But I never tried to be their friend,” she said firmly. …
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