After nearly a quarter-century of diligently attending classes, Irwin Medway, a 93-year-old WWII veteran and Purple Heart recipient from Lansdale, received an honorary degree from Villanova, writes John Kopp for PhillyVoice.
Medway started taking classes at Villanova in 1993 by going to at least one class every semester. Over the years, Medway has taken a myriad of classes mostly related to history, theater, and communications. As a result, he has been taught by 43 professors, sometimes more than once.
Medway, who has three children with Corrine, his wife of 72 years, has been taking the classes as part of Villanova’s Senior Citizen Personal Enrichment Program. The program allows seniors to take courses not for credit, but for personal enrichment.
“Irwin has what I hope I have when I’m 93, an insatiable curiosity about the world,” said humanities professor Timothy J. Horner.
As part of its 175th anniversary, Villanova presented Medway with an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree during its recent commencement ceremony.
Medway plans to continue enriching his life with new knowledge over the years to come.
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