80-year-old retirement living senior set to graduate from college

While many people dream of returning to school when they're older, Jack K. Baker has actually done it. The 80-year-old retirement living senior is set to walk at Eastern New Mexico University's commencement this weekend, according to CNJOnline.com.

"I wanted something to keep me busy," Baker told the news source.

80-year-old retirement living senior set to graduate from college "I needed something to wrap my mind around. The courses were challenging, but I enjoyed them very much."

This isn't the first degree Baker has earned as a retirement living senior. The studious octogenarian also has an associate and bachelor of arts degree, as well as a bachelor of science in psychology. This year, Baker will be receiving a bachelor of science in history with a minor in English.

"Because he had lived through much of what I was teaching, he had great insight and made great contributions to our discussions," Suzanne Balch-Lindsay, Baker's advisor and history professor, told the news source.

While Baker's achievements are noteworthy, he is hardly the oldest person to graduate from college. According to ABCNews.com, Nola Ochs, who received her diploma from Fort Hays State University in Kansas in 2007, completed her studies when she was 95 years old.

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