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California woman earns college diploma at age 94

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - It's never too late to earn your college degree. Just ask Hazel Soares (SOR-ez).

The 94-year-old woman was among roughly 500 undergraduates to pick up their diplomas at the Mills College commencement on Saturday.

She is believed to be the world's second oldest person to graduate from college.

The Guinness Book of World Records says Nola Ochs (OAKS) of Kansas became the oldest when she graduated from Fort Hays State University three years ago at age 95.

Born in 1915, Soares received a special congratulations from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who delivered the keynote speech at the women's college in Oakland.

The art history major now hopes to find work as a docent at a San Francisco Bay area museum.

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