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美国99岁老人辍学80年后获大学学位

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小编摘要:美国99岁老人利奥·普拉斯辍学80年后获母校学位。

导读:1932年美国经济大萧条时期,利奥·普拉斯中断东俄勒冈师范学校学业,成为一名伐木工。这所学校几经演变,现名东俄勒冈大学。在普拉斯亲属要求下,校方查看普拉斯的成绩单,认为按照新规定,他可以获得大专学位。“我花了80年拿到学位,”普拉斯15日告诉记者。辍学时,离毕业不到一个学期,不过他不后悔,原因是当时一名教师月薪80美元,然而伐木工可挣150美元。“工资多一倍,真高兴当初那样决定,”他说。

美国99岁老人辍学80年后获大学学位


A 99-year-old Oregon man who dropped out of college during the Great Depression has earned his college degree.

"It only took me 80 years to get it done," Leo Plass joked in an interview with Reuters.

Plass dropped out of college in 1932 to take a logging job during the Great Depression.

At the urging of his nephew, Eastern Oregon University, formerly known as Eastern Oregon Normal School, looked over Plass' transcript and realized that under updated requirements Plass qualified for an associates degree in general studies.

Plass clearly enjoyed the pomp and fuss. "Man, it was something else," he said of the June 11 graduation and the standing ovation he received.

The La Grand, Oregon campus has grown since Plass attended in the 1930s.

"They took me all over campus in a golf cart. Man, it sure has changed," he said.

The Redmond, Ore. resident, who turns 100 on August 3, says he has no plans for another career with his new degree.

He doesn't regret ditching school for logging and a series of other jobs. "I got twice as much money. I was real glad I did it. It worked out good for me."

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