KQ2 first told you Beal's story in September.
Beal suffers from several health conditions, including phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder.
Her mother died in 2003, but Beal set a goal of graduating to honor a promise she made to her mother years before.
"Today's an awesome day. Been a long time coming," Beal said. "I'm just really thrilled to graduate with everybody else."
Beal earned a degree in social work, with minors in sociology and childhood studies.
She now plans to go to graduate school and continue her education.