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Lubbock Christian University graduates its first octogenarian

Betty Simmons (Photo via Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, www.lubbockonline.com)

The Avalanche-Journal in Lubbock, Texas, reports:

It took 23 years of college courses and 80 years of living, but Betty Simmons finally got to move the tassel across her graduation mortarboard Saturday.
Simmons, the first octogenarian to graduate from Lubbock Christian University, was among nearly 270 students who received degrees from the university during its spring commencement ceremony in the Rip Griffin Center.
Though she said was proud to finally receive her bachelor of science in organizational management after decades of study, she wasn’t eager to boast.
“I didn’t want any publicity or for them to make a big deal about me because all of the students worked hard,” Simmons said.

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  • Feedback
    What a Joy, what a Blessing, what an effort. Would we all over the age of 70 try it?? I think not..
    Bud Rawlins
    May, 13 2011

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