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Not into bingo, 84-year-old Texas woman gets college degree

1 year 7 months 3 weeks ago Sunday, December 16 2018 Dec 16, 2018 December 16, 2018 8:31 AM December 16, 2018 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JAMIE STENGLE
Associated Press

RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - After raising five kids and retiring at age 77 from her secretarial job, Janet Fein couldn't be blamed for finally relaxing, but that's not her.

Fein, now 84, went to back to school. And this week she'll accomplish a long-held goal when she graduates from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor's degree. Fein says, "I didn't have anything to do in retirement and I didn't think that playing bingo was up to my speed."

Fein made it to class even after she had to start using a walker. Then her knees gave out, so she did a semester of independent study and took online classes to fulfill her degree requirements.

Fein's college adviser, Sheila Rollerson, says, "She did not give up in the midst of her challenges."

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