Tammy Jones always planned to get her college degree. She just didn't realize it would take her more than 20 years. Now, however, the rising senior at UAH is nearing the finish line of what has turned out to be a marathon effort. "I remember when I came back I was thinking what have I done?" says Jones, a Union Grove resident who grew up overseas thanks to her father's Air Force job. "But I just sucked it up and did it. And if I can do it, anyone can do it!" Jones had already earned an associate degree in broadcasting before raising her daughter and running the on-air shift at radio stations across northern Alabama. It was only when her daughter was about to head off to college that she decided to enroll in UAH herself and finally earn her four-year degree in communication arts.