102-year-old plans to finish University of Michigan degree after dropping out during Great Depression
She's lived through both World Wars, the advent of television and the Internet and the governing of 17 U.S. presidents.
Now 102-year-old Margaret Dunning plans to head back to the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business to finish her undergraduate degree.
According to NBC's Today Show, Dunning received a scholarship from automotive company the FRAM Group, honoring her "lifelong love of cars."
Dunning, who dropped out of U-M nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression, still changes her own oil and spark plugs in her 1930 Packard, Today reported.
“I’ll have to figure out just what I’ll study, but it will be in business, though — I know that,” she told Today.
The Today article does not say whether she's been readmitted to U-M, but implies so, saying that Dunning is already planning her commute from the suburbs of Detroit to Ann Arbor.
University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald said Dunning has not yet enrolled for classes. In fact, she has yet to establish "direct contact" with the school, Fitzgerald said.
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