Man Who Spent Half His Adult Life In Prison, Accepted Into Graduate School

Higher education has not limitations!

A man who recently graduated from Cal State Long Beach after spending half of his adult life in prison is now headed to graduate school.

Joseph Valadez told ABC 7 that he's been accepted into the master's program for social work at Cal State Long Beach.

"There's a misconception about guys like me that I want to break. If I can do it, anyone can," he said. "I want to help others get a second chance at life just like he did."

Valadez recently went viral on Twitter when someone shared one of his graduation pictures and since then, he's been all over social media.

Talk about an amazing milestone. Congratulations Joseph Valadez!

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