90-Year-Old Woman Becomes University Of Chicago’s Oldest Graduate

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By Meredith Ganzman/Joe Cingrana

This 90-year-old’s dream to graduate college is finally coming true.

70-years-ago, June Gordon Marks Patinkin first started working towards her degree at the University of Chicago when she was just 16-years-old.

June put her education on hold when she moved to Paris in order to help rebuild Europe after World War II. She raised five sons, worked as a jeweler and continued to take courses but never knew that she actually had enough credits to graduate -- until now! June is officially becoming the University's oldest graduate at 90-years-old.

Though most of her learning was done out of the classroom, June proves you’re never too old to set some new milestones!