Ore. man graduates from college at 99
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man who dropped out of college just short of graduation in 1932 has finally gotten his degree at age 99.
KTVZ-TV in Bend reports that Leo Plass of Redmond received his diploma a few days ago from Eastern Oregon University in La Grande.
Plass says he was less than one semester away from graduating from what was then called Eastern Oregon Normal School and starting a career as a teacher.
But Plass says it was the Depression, and a teaching salary of just $80 a month wouldn't cut it. So when a friend offered him a spot in a logging outfit at $150 a month, Plass says he couldn't pass it up.
Information from: KTVZ-TV, http://www.ktvz.com/