McElwain said she is older than many of the students, but thinks she can keep up as well as anyone.
“A lot of times I feel like their mother,” she said. “But I really like it. I have made some great friends here.”
Chapman said her story proves there is no dream one can't accomplish with hard work and perseverance.
McElwain plans to apply to OSU-OKC's nurse science program in the fall and is currently enrolled in six hours.
“I'm a normal person who is doing this,” McElwain said, “and if I can do it, anybody else can.”
Kandace Taylor and Jana Foster are with OSU-OKC Communications.