Posted: May 11, 2010 10:15 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: May 11, 2010 10:15 AM
A Kansas woman who at age 95 became the world's oldest person to graduate college is about to top that accomplishment.
Now 98, Nola Ochs will receive a master's degree from Fort Hays State University in Kansas on Saturday.
Ochs, of Jetmore, set a short-lived record in 2007 when she graduated from Fort Hays with a bachelor's degree. A 96-year-old man in Taiwan broke the record last year.
The Hays Daily News reports that Ochs will reclaim top honors when she receives a master's in liberal studies with a history concentration on Saturday.
Ochs says she intends to apply for a graduate teaching assistantship in Fort Hays' history department for next spring.