Theresa Doby, an accomplished scientist from Chicago, Illinois, achieved an extraordinary academic achievement as she earned two doctoral degrees.
Within six years, she earned two doctorates from Walden University and McCormick Theological Seminary, resulting in a rare double doctorate.
Black woman Theresa Doby earned two PhDs in the US. Photo credit: Nata Serenko/@howafrica (X)
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Doby overcame financial hardships and personal challenges to reach the academic milestone. Her educational journey was extraordinary, marked by dedication, perseverance and academic excellence.
Despite the high cost of tertiary education in the US and personal setbacks, she accomplished this extraordinary feat by simultaneously obtaining two different doctorates.
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She completed two dissertations, one for each course, and defended her work six times before two separate committees of specialists in their field.
Theresa commented on her performance and thanked God and those who supported her.
''I would like to thank my family for their continued support and my friends for their regular reassurance. Special thanks to everyone who was there for me as I rode the roughest roads of my life. “Finally, I would like to thank Almighty God himself for his love and protection during my journey,” she said, Black News reports.
Theresa's journey is an inspiring story of determination and perseverance that transcends financial difficulties, personal challenges and academic workload.
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The duo attended and studied the same course at a Ghanaian secondary school, where they wrote the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) WASSCE before attending the same university. X user, formerly Twitter FestusLivingst1, announced that they both had the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
After six years of studying at the Ghanaian university, FestusLivingst1 and his buddy graduated as doctors.