The following is an excerpt from a feature story on Wichita State University graduate Sidney Brown that appeared in the July 16 issue of The Leavenworth (Kan.) Times.
Leavenworth man, 63, is a new college grad
Jul 19, 2010 4:27 PM | Print
Sidney Brown of Leavenworth said he was nervous on May 14, perhaps like a number of other college graduates.
Sitting in Charles Koch Arena at Wichita State University, Brown said he found himself hoping for a bit of simple luck.
"I thought, 'I know I'm going to trip when I get up there,'" he said.
Brown didn't trip. Instead, he said he was greeted with a roar of applause from the crowd and from his fellow students and a handshake from the president of WSU as he crossed the stage and flipped the tassel on his cap.
Brown, 63, received a Bachelor of General Studies degree that day, his first college diploma and the culmination of a 45-year dream.
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