99-year old graduates after dropping out in 1932


Fun story, but it reminds me why academic advisement is so important.

Ninety-nine-year-old Oregonian Leo Plass, who this month finally got his degree after dropping out in 1932 to get a job logging, tells KTVZ-TV he later learned he was just a few credits short of his teaching degree when he left school:

“They told me I just had three hours to go. I said, ‘Gee, too bad you didn’t tell me that then — I would have stayed there all night to just get those three hours in.'”


Read the whole story and watch the news report here.