Growing up in rural Mississippi meant a lot of hardships for Zelma, but most disappointing was the fact that she was forbidden to go to college. Not one to be limited by circumstance, though, Zelma and her sister started a computer service company that proved to be extraordinarily successful. However, after her sister’s passing, she couldn’t continue the business without her right arm. After decades of running a prosperous business, Zelma decided it was finally time to pursue her dream of getting a degree. Enter: Strayer University. Watch her inspiring story below.