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92 years old and blind, Rougemont man will finally get UNC degree

More than 70 years after a girl and a job got in the way of Dillard Griffin's degree, the Durham County man will take part in UNC's commencement this weekend. Griffin, 92, enrolled at UNC in 1934 and was on track to graduate four years later. Fate then intervened and led him in another direction. "In my senior year, I met a beautiful girl that stole my heart," he said. Griffin wound up marrying the girl – he and his wife were together for 47 years. (WRAL.com)


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