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72 year old graduates 50 years after leaving college


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 12:01pm

Elena Shuldiner

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Elena Shuldiner returned to school after 50 years and earned her degree in Business Management at 72 years old.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, 72 year old Elena Shuldiner was inspired to go back to school and finish getting her degree after waiting 50 years.

Shuldiner said that she always knew that she wanted to go back to school, but the time was never right. She had previously completed 45 credits towards her degree 50 years ago, but she dropped out due to personal reasons.

"I was the only one in my family without a college education, and I just kept putting off going back to school," she said.

Shuldiner realized that because of the pandemic, she would have plenty of time on her hands and...

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