A good many of us here have college degrees, and some have multiple degrees. Here's the story of a guy who, in well-earned retirement as a successful businessman felt that he was a "dumb-dumb" because he didn't have one. So at age eighty-four, he enrolled at Lynn University in Florida. Transfer credits from classes taken many years before help put him close to sophomore status.

Jack Slotnick was a soldier in the 66th Infantry Division in World War II, and survived the torpedoing of his transport, the USS Leopoldville, by a German U-boat on Christmas Eve 1944. After the war, he became an entrepreneur, and retired from two businesses that he owned.

Something was missing in his life though, and he felt that something in his life was missing; most of his friends and neighbors in his retirement village were college graduates, often with multiple degrees. So at an age when he could pass for a retired professor, or a student's grandfather, he stopped by Lynn University and signed up.

His decision was not just for self-improvement. His goal is to earn a bachelors degree, and then a masters in psychology, so that he can counsel veterans of America's current wars.

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