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This Duke senior is 80, ready to graduate

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DURHAM, N.C. -

Robert Becker, like most Duke University seniors, is getting ready to graduate this weekend.

But Becker is 80 years old. He left Duke in the 1950s just two classes shy of a degree but decided he wanted to return. So he returned this weekend for his graduation, saying it was on his bucket list.

Becker had careers in the military and airline industry and returned to Duke in January to finish his degree. He took classes in logic and religion and will get a bachelor of arts degree in political science.

Becker is a native of Satellite, Fla.

He has two brothers who also graduated from Duke.

Duke holds its commencement exercises on Sunday morning at Wallace Wade Stadium.

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