Rutgers senior, former doo-wop singer Marilyn Ali set to graduate college at age 65

After living a life of fame and adventure reminiscent of the fictional characters Forrest Gump and Odysseus, Marilyn Ali is about to make her encore performance as a Rutgers student next semester before the curtain falls on her undergraduate career’s closing night.

At age 65, the School of Arts and Sciences senior, Old Gibbons resident assistant, former doo-wop singer and former EE bus route driver is set to receive her bachelor’s degree this May as a communications major and theater arts minor, and plans to attend graduate school for social work after graduation.

The second of nine children born to a single mother in the Bronx, Ali lived a zigzagged life after leaving what is now the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics.

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