Students work out math problems during a class for Hispanic adults, Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at Cary High School in Cary, N.C. Even among Hispanics 16-to-19 who were educated entirely in the United States, 15 percent nationally are dropouts, compared with 12 percent for blacks and 8 percent for whites. (AP Photo/ Karl DeBlaker)
A World War II Purple Heart veteran is making history again -- this time as the oldest undergraduate student at a South Florida university.
Eighty-four-year-old Jack Slotnick decided to apply to Lynn University in Boca Raton after retiring from a career in the vacuum
cleaner and lawn-mowing businesses. He enrolled as a psychology major and is slated to graduate in late 2011.
Maybe the school wouldn't let Slotnick major in history since he would have a competitive advantage on other students having actually been there and all. But then again, his classmates have a bit of an advantage on the old vet.
Slotnick says he isn't the best at using computers, Google, text messaging and other staples for the average college student these days. Not to worry, though. Slotnick is putting the abacus away and taking a computer.
The Sun-Sentinel reports Slotnick received pretty impressive marks on his latest progress report, which included three As, a B and a C.
Slotnick actually took some courses at Brooklyn College six decades ago before being called to fight in the war. He says his goal is to earn a master's degree and help fellow veterans by offering them free counseling. He says he is going to be the oldest practicing psychologist in the U.S.
We want to know who is going to ground Slotnick if he brings home bad grades?