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[教育报道]古稀老人的大学之路

2014-08-14    来源:普特英语听力    【      美国外教 在线口语培训
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From VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report.
 
Many schools across the U.S. hold graduation ceremonies this time of year. In some schools, even 5 and 6-year-olds observe their graduation from kindergarten. And so can older people, much older. Meet 70-year-old Jerry Reid, he just graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He earned a bachelor's degree.
 
Mr. Reid might not look like the average college student, his hair is definitely grayer. But still Jerry Reid's age is easy to forget, other UVA students know him as one of their own.
 
Mr. Reid sat (1:00) into the "Hoo Crew," a group that cheers loudly for the school at sports events. He also joined a fraternity, a men's group on campus. He sang drinking songs along with many other students. Mr. Reid's school friends say they can talk to him about just about anything.
 
About a half century ago, in his 20s, Mr. Reid was not in school. Instead, he was racing cars and chasing girls. But he says his friend Bill invited him to UVA parties.
 
"Bill Sturman told me what a screwup I was that there was no way I'd ever make anything out of my life unless I came up here and went to school with him,"said Reid.
 
That was in 1963, Jerry Reid says it took him 48 years to take that advice. In 2011, he entered college, his last examination before graduation involved the Civil War General for the Southern, Stonewall Jackson.
 
UVA Professor Luke Wright says Mr. Reid influences students. Professor Wright says he opened the minds of the young adults. The teacher says Mr. Reid showed them that life does not end at 40. Instead, the 70-year-old college graduate believes that getting older can be the beginning of a dream.
 
"Remember that path that you left waits for you. It's there. It's yours. All you gotta do is get out of your own way and get back to it. And, that's exactly what I did," said Reid.
 
Mr. Reid says that he and his wife Susan now would take some time off to enjoy his college degree. Then, he'll return to UVA to begin studying for his graduate degree.
 
And that's the Education Report from VOA Learning English. For more education stories, go to our website putclub.com. You can listen to our reports at our website or download them. You can follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and on our YouTube Channel, all at VOA Learning English. I'm Jerilyn Watson.

文本来源于普特论坛[report整理] SENEWS-2014-06-12


这里是美国之音慢速英语教育报道。

每年的这个时候,美国许多学校都会举行毕业典礼。在幼儿园,甚至有五六岁的小孩也会庆祝自己从幼儿园毕业,那么,再年长一些的学生又有何妨?七十岁的Jerry Reid刚从夏洛茨维尔市的弗吉尼亚大学毕业并获得学士学位。

Reid先生也许看上去和普通大学生不同,头发自然更白些。但是Jerry Reid的年纪易于忽视,其他同学把他视为其中的一员。

Reid先生参加了该校体育赛事中的啦啦队“Hoo Crew”,也加入了兄弟会,这是学校的男性组织。他和其他许多同学一起唱着祝酒歌。Reid先生的校友表示可以和Reid先生谈天说地。

大约50年前,二十来岁的Reid先生并没有上学,而是赛车和追女生。但是,他说朋友Bill邀请他参加了弗吉尼亚大学的排队。

Reid 说:“Bill Sturman说我的生活一团糟,除非我来学校和他一起上学,不然我的生活将一成不变。”

那时候是1963年,Jerry Reid说他花了48年才接受这个建议。2011年他进入大学,他毕业答辩涉及效忠南部的内战将军石墙•乔纳森。

弗吉尼亚大学的教授Luke Wright称Reid先生影响了学生们,Reid先生启发了年轻人的思维。老师称Reid先生向他们表明生命并非止于四十岁,反而,70岁的大学毕业生认为年老可以是梦想的开始。

Reid 说:“记住前方的道路在等着你,它就在那里,这是属于你的路,你所需要做的是离开现在的路,回去走那条路,这正是我所做的。”

Reid先生表示他和妻子苏珊现在可以腾出些时间来庆祝他获得大学学位。然后他将继续回到弗吉尼亚大学,争取硕士学位。

以上是美国之音慢速英语教育报道,登陆learningenglish.voanews.com获得更多教育报道,也可在网站收听或下载报道,还可以通过脸书、LinkedIn、推特和YouTube相关频道关注我们。我是 Jerilyn Watson



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