May 21, 2017
On Friday evening, the 71-year-old man graduated Texas Tech University in Lubbock with a doctoral degree in systems management engineering.
"It's been 50 years since I graduated the first time from Texas Tech," he said.
Figueroa is the first in his family to earn a college degree. He said that seeing his father return to school at earn a GED at the age of 69 inspired him to always continue to learn.