Woman who became world’s oldest person to graduate college to earn master’s degree at age 98By AP
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
98-year-old Kan. woman to earn master’s degree
HAYS, Kan. — A Kansas woman who at age 95 became the world’s oldest person to graduate college is about to top that accomplishment three years later.
Ninety-eight-year-old Nola Ochs (Oaks) will receive a master’s degree from Fort Hays State University in Kansas on Saturday.
Ochs, of Jetmore, set a short-lived record in 2007 when she graduated from Fort Hays with a bachelor’s degree. A 96-year-old man in Taiwan broke the record last year.
The Hays Daily News reports that Ochs will reclaim top honors when she receives a master’s in liberal studies with a history concentration on Saturday.
Ochs says she intends to apply for a graduate teaching assistantship in Fort Hays’ history department for next spring.
Information from: The Hays Daily News, www.hdnews.net