A 92-Year-Old Woman Just Earned Her Fourth College Degree
Judging by the case of 92-year-old Annie Dillard, it's never too late to learn something new. Dillard, who owns and runs a hair salon in South Carolina, has just earned her fourth college degree.
The eager nonagenarian earned an associate degree in liberal arts from Midlands Tech in Columbia, South Carolina on May 9. She told reporters the big day felt “wonderful," according to WLTX 19.
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However, her strut across the stage hardly marked the end of her lifelong love of learning, which she says keeps her mentally sharp. She will soon pursue her fifth degree in early childhood studies, and she hopes to work alongside her physician daughter, WIS reports. "I don't have any rest at all," she said, but told WLTX 19 she's fine with that because "only the strong survive."
Dillard said her experience living through the Civil Rights movement challenged her and pushed her to succeed. In the 1960s, she earned a teaching degree from Allen University—also located in Columbia—but she decided to continue working in cosmetology.
She is believed to be the oldest Midlands Tech graduate in the school’s history.
[h/t A Plus]