On Friday, Doreetha received her associate's degree in social sciences from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA.
She admitted that it seems strange to pursue higher education at this age, saying:
"I understand that to earn a degree in college at age 99, that's a bit unusual."
But she explained that she took on the challenge to better herself.
And it certainly has been a challenge. Doreetha started taking classes back in 2009, but several setbacks have slowed down her educational journey, like various health issues, and the loss of her driver's license.
But those struggles are a thing of the past, since she can now officially say she's a college graduate!
The brunette shared a sweet photo with her former flame and penned a heartbreaking caption in his memory.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
"My deepest love goes out to those who saw jose as more than an athlete, but as a passionate, raw human being. The heart break is unbearable. There was so much more to him than anyone could even begin to understand. I'm fortunate enough to have loved and be loved by jose, and his family, for over 3 crazy beautiful years."
Miz Mendoza admitted she will always love the 24-year-old, and told her followers to never take moments with their loved ones for granted, adding: