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Marianna Daniel Earns History Degree at 84

Russian émigré Marianna Daniel overcomes language, age and health challenges to graduate from UC Davis.

From UC Davis College of Letters and Sciences:

College was a lot easier the first time around for Marianna Daniel. Then she was young, her memory was sharp, her hearing keen, and she could easily understand the lectures given in her native Russian.

When she returned to college on a new continent more than a half century later, Daniel faced language, health and mobility challenges. But the immigrant Californian surmounted them all to finish her second bachelor’s degree — this one in history from UC Davis — at age 84. 

“I like to study,” she said. “It was very, very difficult, but I loved [learning].”

Read more at: https://lettersandscience.ucdavis.edu/alumni-profiles/lifelong-learner-earns-history-degree-84?fbclid=IwAR2KIJQtrDQ9fD1NBkaPj1iD1t6pfS7eYlKIgK7LsesrAB0fAEC5Zh_3X9Y