Monday, May 17, 2010

UIS ceremony marks sixth college graduation for area woman

Peggy Dunn’s mother, who lives in Arizona, recently told her daughter she was sorry she wouldn’t be able to make it back Saturday to see Peggy graduate with a master’s degree from the University of Illinois Springfield.

Her daughter reminded her that it’s not like she hasn’t seen it before.

When Peggy Dunn, 62, got her master’s in history Saturday — joining 693 other graduates, out of the 1,198 who were eligible to participate — it was her third such degree, to go along with two bachelor’s degrees and a doctorate. It’s her second UIS degree.

She says she keeps going to school “because of the challenge of learning new things. I love that challenge.”

Dunn's story was featured in a May 16, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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