Friday, January 27, 2017

Are you too old to academia?

Amy Craton lives in Hawaii. She's 94, and can't picture herself "just sitting around watching Netflix all day," so she decided to improve her mind. She put formal education aside back in 1964 to be a full-time mom. But now her kids are out of the nest, so she enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University because it reminded her of her girlhood years in New England.

With a perfect GPA of 4.0, she recently earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing and English, but could not get to the New Hampshire campus for graduation. So several university officials flew to Hawaii to present her diploma in person. She said it feels good to "finish that part of my life, but I feel I'm still on the road. I have so much more to learn." Which is why she's enrolled in a Master's degree program.

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