Edna Sheppard has a message for all Southlanders.
"Be bold and try different things."
For Edna, 48, and her husband David Sheppard, 56, who will graduate from SIT today, it meant getting to grips with computers.
The last time they studied there were no computers.
The couple boldly made the decision in 2010 to go back and study enrolling at the Southern Institute of Technology.