87-year-old woman graduating college

May 5, 2010 at 5:42 PM
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ANDERSON, Ind., May 5 (UPI) -- Officials with Indiana's Anderson University said an 87-year-old woman will become the oldest person to graduate from the school.

Gail Brant, 87, who graduated high school 70 years ago, said she will graduate with honors Saturday with a bachelor's degree in English, WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, reported Wednesday.

Brant said she always wanted to go to college, "I just didn't think I could do it."

"You can do anything you want to do, if you just put your mind to it," she said.

She said she enrolled four years ago, after the death of her husband of 62 years.

"I wanted to take some writing classes," Brant said. "They told me I couldn't take the writing classes without taking the English requisites. If I had to take all that English in order to get my writing, why not go all the way?"

Anderson University officials said Brant will be the oldest graduate in the school's 93-year history.

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