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Old 04-27-2007, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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95-Year-Old Woman Set To Become Oldest College Graduate

Hays, KS (AHN) - A 95-year-old woman from Fort Hays, Kansas is all set to become the world's oldest college graduate next month thus breaking the earlier record of a 90-year-old woman Mozelle Richardson.

Nola Ochs did not have any intention of entering into the Guinness Book of World Records as she started taking classes at a community college after her husband of 39 years, Vernon, died in 1972.

After many accumulative classes over the years, she was close to having enough hours for an undergraduate degree and decided to move 100 miles from her farm to an apartment at Fort Hays State University to complete the final 30 hours to get a general studies degree with an emphasis on history.

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7007169543 (broken link)
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Old 05-03-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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Ever read "Life is Good"? It's so good and a quick read. It's about a black man from the South who was raised during segregation. He was not able to go to school, and worked so hard his whole life. At 95 (I think?) he went to elementary school to learn to read.

It's about race, but also about this amazing spirit he had, and how he always saw the good and was always positive. In the end, it was a white man who wrote his story. For him to agree for a white man to write it was a big step for him and really symbolic

He just died a few years ago.
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