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55-Year-Old Overcomes Breast Cancer, Graduates From Nebraska Methodist College With Honors

Published: May 8, 2023

Teresa, left, and one of her classmates at the 2023 Nebraska Methodist College commencement


Teresa Cox had a full circle moment while wrapping up nursing school.

Last week, the 55-year-old had her clinical rotation at Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center. In the same building, she received treatment for breast cancer.

The Council Bluffs woman received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Nebraska Methodist College's commencement on Friday at a packed St. Andrew's Methodist Church.

She graduated Magna Cum Laude and with additional hours of a portfolio of distinction and a top capstone presentation.

"I wanted to graduate college," Cox said. "I set the goal when I was a fifth grader. So to be here now at 55 ... I'm feeling very accomplished today."

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Teresa Cox
Teresa Cox with her three children and father.