You’ve heard of super seniors — college students in their fifth or sixth year of a four-year program — but what about senior super seniors?
One Maine woman has them all beat: she took 75 years to earn her degree.
But it wasn’t for lack of studying — the woman simply needed five dollars.
Jessie Jones White, now 99 years old, enrolled at Beal College in 1939.
She completed her coursework, but never paid a five dollar graduation fee — so she never got her degree.
That changed Friday, reported WVII-TV, after the president of the college paid the fee and handed the beaming woman her diploma.
She said she felt “great” to finally receive her degree, and offered a lesson learned from a full life.
“Never give up learning, they say when you give up learning you grow old,” White said. “So I don’t intend to give up learning.”
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