Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 24 Winter 1992 It's never too late William Ward Sr. is believed to be the University's oldest recipient of a baccalaureate degree. The co-founder of a marketing/speciality advertising firm in Claymont, Del., Ward graduated last June at age 80. He started at Delaware 60 years earlier but financial hardship forced him to leave during his junior year. More recently, a friend convinced him to enroll in the University's Academy of Lifelong Learning, a model educational cooperative for persons of retirement age. A "little nagging thing" in Ward's head told him that while he was back in school, he should get his degree. How did he fare this time? "If you look at your brain as a computer, I don't think it flashes quite as fast as when you're younger," Ward says. A philosophy major, he accumulated the needed 25 credits for graduation over three semesters and winter and summer sessions. Ward isn't finished with school. He'll start this spring in the University's master of arts in liberal studies (MALS) program.