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World’s Oldest People to Get College Degrees

Getting Degrees from college after having children, grand children and great grand children. Some people proved to the world that it is never too late to earn a college degree.


              It is never too  late in life to go for a University Education.  So many people in the world have dreamed to get a degree and for some it never happened until their old age.  Some lacked the finances and for others time never permitted them. So introducing four people  who  worked hard to get that degree they dreamed their entire life, up until their 90’s: 

Nola Ochs: She is from Kansas, USA and she is about to  complete  her Master’s degree at the age of 98. She gets the dubious distinction of being the World’s Oldest Person to get a Master’s degree. She got her Bacherlor’s Degree just three years ago at the age of 95. Currently, eyeing for a teaching assistant post in  Fort Hays University where she is currently pursing her Master’s Degree. 

Phyllis Turner: A 94 year old granny from Australia recieved her University Master’s degree in Medical Science from the University of Adelaide. She quit school at the tender age of 12 and returned to study 58 years later. She won her Honors in 2002 and completed her Master’s in 2007.

Hazel Sores:  Another 94  year old granny from Oakland recieved her college degree in History. She hopes to work as a docent in San Francisco Bay area Museum. Worked as a nurse and event  organiser until retirement.

Rev Edgar Dowse: A  former vicar of Anglican chrurch, earned his PhD at 93. He was awarded his Doctorate from  London School of Theology in Northwood in Middlesex for his thesis “The soul in relationship to God”. It took four years to get his PhD  and he started his study after the death of his wife.

Reference: BBC World




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  1. Guy Hogan

    On May 22, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Good for all four of them. I’m happy for them.

  2. Jimmy Shilaho

    On May 22, 2010 at 11:24 am

    Yes, its never too late.

  3. drelayaraja

    On May 22, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Very interesting info :)

  4. gudesmolf

    On May 23, 2010 at 7:34 am

    no its never too late, but at the age unless you just want to get the degree its kind of wast of time they are probably not going to last much longer and they can get a job at the age.
    its much better to just complete school in a young age :)

  5. yes me

    On May 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    Nice to hear it cheers.

  6. Ajay Patil

    On September 29, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Hats off to these stubborn souls. Its never too late, even if it is just for the sake of it.

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