105-year-old woman graduates from Stanford after beginning her Master’s program 80 years ago

Virginia “Ginnie” Hislop on her graduation day

Source: Africa Publicity

A 105-year-old woman, Virginia “Ginnie” Hislop, has graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) with a Master’s degree, about 80 years after beginning her educational journey at the school.

According to ABC News, she had taken the required classes at Stanford in the 1940s.

But just before she turned in her final master’s thesis, World War II broke out which affected her plans to graduate.

Her then-boyfriend George Hislop was called in to serve in the war, prompting Ginnie Hislop to leave school to marry him. She eventually assisted in the war effort and focused on raising her family.

Reports say while navigating life with her family which consists of two kids, four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, Ginnie Hislop also served on school and college boards in Washington State for decades.

Along the way, Stanford dropped its thesis requirement, and Ginnie Hislop finally returned to the school to graduate, walking the stage on Sunday, June 16, to accept her master of arts in education.

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