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Friday, April 20, 2012

I'm no freak!

Remember that post we wrote last month about Mrs. Heiss, the woman who went back to school in her 90s? Well we've found another woman who probably got a few second glances around campus! According to an article featured in the Clarion Ledger on November 2, 1973, Mrs. P.H. Pittman began attending the University of Southern Mississippi at the age of 79! Mrs. Pittman traveled around the South teaching and then served as librarian in Walthall County for 25 years before deciding to have another go at the college life. She drove from her home in Tylertown to the USM campus in Hattiesburg twice a week in order to attend her Old Testament History class.

Mrs. Pittman thought her return to academics was no big deal stating, "I'm no freak. I just want to keep learning."

I admire Mrs. Pittman's devotion to education! You're never too old to learn new things!

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