Man graduates from university after working there as janitor

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NEW YORK (CNN) – A man graduated from New York University’s nursing school after working there years ago as a janitor.

Frank Baez came to the United States from the Dominican Republic in 2004.

He was just 15 years old and barely spoke English. When he was 17, he started working at the NYU hospital as a janitor.

On Monday, he earned his nursing degree from the school, becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college.

Now Baez says he is getting ready to take his licensing boards and hopes to get a nursing job at NYU. 

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