20.6 C
Byron Shire
February 25, 2021

97-year-old graduates from SCU

Latest News

Police confirm Main Arm drug operation

NSW Police have finally confirmed what pretty much every one in Main Arm already knows – they are conducting drug operations in the north of the Shire.

Other News

Letting the love light SHINE in Lismore

A discovery focused light festival in August hopes to attract locals and visitors to Lismore.

Last minute water park unsuccessful as Jack Evans Boat Harbour PoM approved

A last minute attempt by Councillor Warren Polglase (conservative) to introduce a water park as part of the Jack Evans Boat Harbour Plan of Management (PoM)at last nights Tweed Shire Council saw yet another ‘workshop’ set up for councillors to discuss the implications.

Ballina sludge a mixture of blue-green algae species

A reader has sent Echonetdaily some photos of what he described as 'something nasty and green coming down the Richmond River'.

Community bar – not

Liz Levy, Suffolk Park I couldn’t believe what I was reading in The Echo: a plan to turn an ‘iconic’...

Lennox Head thrash Ballina at cricket

A century by Jacob Fulwood helped Lennox Head second grade cricket team to a strong win over the Ballina Bears in the Coastal League last Saturday.

True lies

Darren Hiller Smith, Mullumbimby May I present some scientifical facts to edumacate readers about how cons-piracy theorists manipulate stuff....

In a world of almost seven billion people, 97-year-old Southern Cross University graduate Allan Stewart stands alone.

Not only does Allan already hold the Guinness World Records title for being the World’s Oldest Graduate – a title he earned after graduating with a law degree aged 91 – but today he will surpass it.

Allan will graduate with a Master of Clinical Science (Complementary Medicine) at Southern Cross University’s Lismore campus – gaining his fourth university degree.

‘I think I can hang up my mortar board and academic robes after this one – although I said that after my last degree and then I got bored. I have so much time on my hands these days and I like to keep mentally active,’ the nonagenarian said.

Allan’s unique achievement has set a phenomenal benchmark in human history.

At the age of 97 years and 58 days the erudite, energetic and exceptionally handsome bachelor, who looks and thinks like a man 30 years younger, will take to the podium to receive his degree and deliver the graduate address.

He promises to regale the crowd with comparisons of ‘then and now’, recounting the many differences he has encountered being a university student in 2012 compared to his university days in the 1930s when he undertook his first degree in dentistry.

It may seem incomprehensible to the casual observer how this man, nearing his 100th year, can still have his intellectual faculties so sharp and finely honed that he can achieve a postgraduate qualification in such an academically rigorous degree.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Call to protect oceans from plastic and pollution

A new sign has been installed at Main Beach, Byron Bay, calling for increased awareness and collective action on the issue of marine debris and pollution. 

Pottsville’s controversial Men’s Shed extension to be advertised

The controversial Men’s Shed at Black Rocks Sports Fields in Pottsville was granted the opportunity to expand its footprint 12m to the west at last week’s Tweed Shire Council meeting.

A closer look at Byron Council’s fossil fuel investments

Is Byron Council putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to reducing carbon emissions?

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021