75 years later, 99-year-old woman graduates college
CONCORD, N.H. – A 99-year-old Maine woman has graduated from college 75 years after a $5 fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.
Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony on Friday hosted by Alan Stehle, the college’s president.
White told ABC News the special ceremony was wonderful and a lot of fun.
White was supposed to graduate in 1939, but couldn’t afford the $5 transcript fee.
A friend who recently learned of her decades-old predicament called Stehle, who paid her balance and set up the ceremony.
White, a Maine native, received her degree in stenography and bookkeeping.
© The Canadian Press, 2014