91-year-old Navy veteran heads back to class

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(Source: University of Arizona) (Source: University of Arizona)

University of Arizona online student, Jim Chaffins, is showing how it is never too late to go back to school. At 91 years old, Chaffins is now a freshman student determined to earn his degree.

Once a student at West Virginia Tech, his previous college career ended abruptly as World War II began. Chaffins served on a Navy convoy in the Caribbean and came home to work and start a family, according to a news release from U of A. 

The enrollment counselor at U of A asked for Chaffins transcripts from West Virginia Tech and Chaffins started school again with nine credits where he left off 74 years ago. His two online classes are accompanied by a computer class.

Chaffins has always enjoyed learning and he plans to see his goals through.

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