Updated: Friday, 01 Mar 2013, 5:03 PM EST
Published : Friday, 01 Mar 2013, 3:04 AM EST
ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — A 96-year-old North Carolina man has received his degree from Randolph-Macon College more than seven decades after he attended the school.
William Frohbose was awarded a bachelor of liberal studies degree during a special ceremony Friday.
Frohbose attended the Ashland school from 1935 to 1938 then transferred to the Medical College of Virginia, where he earned his doctorate in 1943.
The school has a policy in which students who attended for three years and then transferred to the Medical College of Virginia are offered a bachelor of liberal studies degree. Frohbose's granddaughter recently wrote to college President Robert Lindgren to request a degree for her grandfather.
Frohbose retired as a urologist in 1983. He lives in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Three generations of family attended the ceremony with Frohbose.
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