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Nola Ochs
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    (November 22, 1911-December 9, 2016)
    Born in Illinois
    Resides in Hodgeman County, Kansas
    Attended Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas
    Guinness World Records world's oldest college graduate (May 12, 2007)
    She had to give up her teaching career during the 1930's after she married due to employment policies that only allowed unmarried teachers.
    She began taking college courses more for entertainment than educational purposes.
    She took college courses over 4 decades.
    She enjoyed media attention regarding her achievement yet wouldn't allow her family to acknowledge her age at birthday celebrations.
    She enjoyed learning and studying since childhood.
    She expected no special consideration of her age as a student.
    She was an active participant in history course studies and dialogs.
    She was respected by classmates and preferred to be called 'Nola' instead of 'Mrs. Ochs'.
    She completed her degree at the same time and school as her granddaughter.
    She desired to work for cruise lines as a storyteller after her graduation.

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