FORT COLLINS, Colo. — On Saturday, an 81-year-old man finished the college degree he started more than six decades ago.
William “Bill” Webster walked across the stage at the College of Agricultural Sciences on the Colorado State University campus to receive his Bachelor of Sciences degree during the university’s 2014 spring commencement ceremony.
While Webster is quite the experienced politician and business man — he served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 1998 to 2001 and as a Weld County commissioner-at-large from 1990 to 1998 — the 81-year-old never had the chance to complete his undergrad degree that he started in 1951 at CSU, which was then called Colorado A&M.
“I really think I short changed myself by not getting a college degree,” Webster said.
In an interview posted to the CSU website, Webster said his parents had always stressed the importance of a college degree while he was…
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