A Man from Michigan has 29 Degrees... and counting
Michigan man Michael Nicholson (71) is in the news as he has obtained a whopping 29 degrees... and he's going for number 30.
ABC recently wrote a story about this incredible man.
"Every June, students all over the country don their caps and gowns for graduation. Whether it's from high school, college or graduate school, most people could easily count their own graduations on one hand.
But not 71-year-old Michael Nicholson of Kalamazoo, Mich. Nicholson has earned 29 degrees and is now pursuing his 30th.
"I just stayed in school and took menial jobs to pay for the education and just made a point of getting more degrees and eventually I retired so that I could go full-time to school," Nicholson told ABCNews.com.
Nicholson has one bachelor's degree, two associate's degrees, 22 master's degrees, three specialist degrees and one doctoral degree.
"I would like to get to 33 or 34. I'm almost there," he said. "When I complete that, I'll feel like I've completed my basic education. After that, if I'm still alive -- that would take me to 80 or 81 -- I would then be free to pursue any type of degree."
Despite this impressive feat, it seems he's having a hard time on learning how to use a computer.
"I would not take an Internet class. That's far too difficult," Nicholson said. "I'm not one of those all-A students."
He still works on a typewriter and his wife Sharon Nicholson helps him type up his assignments. His wife is highly educated in her own right, with seven degrees of her own.
"She helps me with my homework all the time," he said. "I cannot function on a computer, so she has to do it."
Source & Image: ABC News
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