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96-year-old NC man gets Va. bachelor's degree

Friday - 3/1/2013, 6:10pm  ET

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) -- A 96-year-old North Carolina man has received his degree from Randolph-Macon College more than seven decades after he attended the school.

William Frohbose was awarded a bachelor of liberal studies degree during a special ceremony Friday.

Frohbose attended the Ashland school from 1935 to 1938 then transferred to the Medical College of Virginia, where he earned his doctorate in 1943.

The school has a policy in which students who attended for three years and then transferred to the Medical College of Virginia are offered a bachelor of liberal studies degree. Frohbose's granddaughter recently wrote to college President Robert Lindgren to request a degree for her grandfather.

Frohbose retired as a urologist in 1983. He lives in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Three generations of family attended the ceremony with Frohbose.


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