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92-year-old woman earns college degree in S.C.

Posted at 7:31 PM, May 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-09 00:43:38-04

A 92-year-old South Carolina woman is graduating from Midlands Tech this month with an Associates of Liberal Arts degree, WLTX-TV reported. 

Annie Dillard was the owner of a hair salon for 30 years, but five years ago, she decided to go back to college. 


"I decided to come because I wanted to learn more about what was going on. The other reason I wanted to come back was so that I can be among the old and the young. With this automated world if I had sat home I could watch TV but I wouldn't be with the people," Dillard told WLTX. 

The graduation marks her third college degree, and she plans to go back for a fourth degree in mere weeks. She had previously earned a bachelor's degree. 

Midlands Tech, located in Columbia, South Carolina, is a two-year college with roughly 16,000 students.