51-year-old graduates after 25-year gap to get physics degree (11 Alive)


KENNESAW, Ga. (May 10, 2018) — After 25 years since he was last in a classroom, one Atlanta-native decided he wanted to go back to school at age 51.

Anthony Niebank has worked an array of jobs in the past few decades – from airplane maintenance, project management, programming, and even odds-and-ends jobs like Home Depot.

But in Fall of 2013 he decided it was finally time to go to school to get a bachelors degree. Wednesday, he graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Physics.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu