Fort Hays Student Celebrates 100th Birthday

By: Posted by Chris Fisher Email
By: Posted by Chris Fisher Email

HAYS, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas woman who received national attention
when she graduated from Fort Hays State University at the age of 95
is still taking classes.

But Nola Ochs is taking time this week to celebrate her 100th

The week long celebration began Tuesday, when she was a special
guest at a Fort Hays basketball game.

Ochs, of Jetmore, earned a bachelor's degree from Fort Hays in
2007. At the time, she was the world's oldest graduate. She earned
a master's degree in 2010, and is still taking classes this

The Hays Daily News reports ( that her
actual birthday is Tuesday. More than 100 family members and
friends, some from as far away as Germany, will celebrate Saturday
in Jetmore.

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