Alabama Newscenter — Alabama Power Retiree and Recent College Grad Vivian Cunningham Awarded Gift, Scholarship on NBC’s ‘Today’ Show

| June 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am

By Grace Thornton
The Alabama Baptist

When Vivian Cunningham graduated from Samford University in early May, her story – the story of a 78-year-old grandmother who didn’t give up on her dream of an education – spread across the U.S.

And May 28, she got three special gifts while appearing on NBC’s “Today” show during a live segment with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager.

First, Cunningham unwrapped a laptop given by Best Buy – her first laptop, she said. The show’s hosts told her she was going to need it because of the second gift: Samford had announced they would pay all of her tuition and fees when she decided to pursue her graduate degree.

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