Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Grandpa's a Smart Guy

Posted By on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Of the varying degrees of a student’s dedication to their education, none compare to 71-year-old Michael Nicholson, who’s dedicated over 50 years to furthering his education and thus receiving 29 degrees.

And no, that is not a typo. This Michigan resident is one degree short of 30. What a feat right? The article, which is linked at the bottom, astonished me. I’ve always joked that if I could, I’d stay in school forever and get all the degrees I could until the day I died. Well, Nicholson is doing just that and I can’t help but commend the guy for such an accomplishment and for putting into reality what I’ve said in jest about my own education.

And he’s not done either; Nicholson’s goal is to make it to 33 maybe 34 degrees before he calls it a day. He’s also inspired his wife to continue her education, and now she has seven degrees under her belt. I bet their pillow talk is pretty interesting.

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