Pretty badbass story from New York's Upper West Side, where 52-year-old Gac Filipaj -- a janitor at the Columbia university -- is about to graduate with honors. Filipaj feld war-torn Yugoslavia twenty years ago and got work at Columbia as a janitor to send money back home. He qualified for Columbia's Tuition Exemption Benefit Program, taking classes in the morning and mopping up vomit in the dorms in the evenings. Now he's staying at Columbia to try for his masters, telling CBS News, “I want to try, if I can, to get [my] master’s,” he said. “I’d rather clean bathrooms 2 or 3 more years and get the master’s than get a lot of more money and get better job and stuff like that."
Fist pound to this guy. Just a reminder to all you recent or soon-to-be college grads on why you should never take that fancy piece paper called your diploma for granted, even if you did spend four years and $200,000+ of your parents money chasing tail and drinking truckloads of Natty. People like Gac are living the dream.