New York : A 99-year-old woman in the US has finally received her college diploma after she failed to pay the required fee of $ five 75 years ago. Jessie Rose White of Belfast, Maine, received a degree in stenography and bookkeeping after completing courses at Beal College in Bangor in 1939. “I’m delighted!” White said, “I didn’t have the money to pay for the diploma, so I didn’t get it.” “I’m glad I had to wait 75 years, because it was more fun than it would have been in the first place,” wheelchair-bound White said at a special graduation ceremony held yesterday. White says she put herself through bookkeeping courses with $500 her uncle had given her years before she enrolled at Beal.

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