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Wed August 8, 2012
Lowry Receives MSU Degree After 51 Years
It's taken 51 years for an area man to receive his college degree but as Angela Hatton reports 74-year-old Billy Ted Lowry felt it was the right time to graduate.
A small crowd gathered in Murray State University President Randy Dunn’s office to see Lowry receive his diploma.
“It’s my pleasure as president of Murray State University to present you with this Bachelor of Science Degree with all the rights and privileges therefore appertaining," said Dunn, as he handed Lowry the framed diploma.
The McKenzie, Tenn., resident left Murray State in 1961, a few credits shy of his degree in Business Administration.
“Well, at first I had plenty of time, but didn’t have any money. Then I got to have plenty of money, and didn’t have any time," he said. "So I just never did do it."
Lowry says his family encouraged him to finally get the degree. He says he’s happy to now be a Murray State alumnus.