- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A Macon resident has received her bachelor’s degree more than five decades after she started college.

The Columbia Daily Tribune (https://bit.ly/1J4AtwP ) reports 77-year-old Laurel Dale received a bachelor’s degree in general studies, with a minor in history on Saturday from Columbia College.

Dale attended the University of Missouri for one year in the late ‘50s. She returned to college about three years ago and finished her studies through online classes.

Dale spent several decades as a gemologist and later worked at two banks, but she says she always felt a strong desire to get her degree. Dale says she might try to use her degree to create a program for senior citizens.


Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, https://www.columbiatribune.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide