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90-year-old Dumont Korean War Veteran Earns His Bachelor’s From Farleigh Dickinson University

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Dumont NJ, Senator Holly Schepisi reminded us in a Facebook post that it truly is never too late:

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“Proving it is never too late to persevere and follow your dreams, today Farleigh Dickinson University bestowed a bachelor’s of art degree in an at home graduation ceremony to Mr. Richard Salkind, a 90-year-old Dumont Army Veteran who served in the Korean War. He had started classes in the 1950s but did not finish his degree at FDU as the war and life did not enable him to do so. He recently reached out to FDU see if there was any way for him to take classes and earn the 14 credits needed for his bachelor’s degree. After some research and digging, he received 27 credits for his training as a Morse Code Intercept Operator and Technician. This allowed him enough credits to earn his Bachelor of Arts Individualized Studies and be a member of the graduating class of 2022! It was my honor to participate in his graduation ceremony. Thank you to FDU for supporting our veterans and thank you Mr. Salkind for serving our country.”

 

One thought on “90-year-old Dumont Korean War Veteran Earns His Bachelor’s From Farleigh Dickinson University

  1. Outstanding !

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