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Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 11/24/2010

Anne Arundel student celebrates 100th birthday

By Daniel de Vise

Myrtle Berglund, a student at Anne Arundel Community College, celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday at the Arnold Senior Center, where she takes classes.

The lunchtime party included a jazz ensemble and cake brought by Berglund's family.

Is this Maryland's oldest college student?

Berglund was born in Bridgeport, Conn., according to a profile in the Annapolis Capital. She attended business school, worked at a bank during the Depression, got laid off, then worked for a Bridgeport plant until it closed in the 1970s. She retired in 1980. She never married.

She told the paper, "I think I would have kept working if I'd known I was going to live so long."

Her community college courses: Maryland History, the Art of Pottery, Adaptive PE and Enhancing Mind Functions.

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By Daniel de Vise  | November 24, 2010; 12:56 PM ET
Categories:  Community Colleges  | Tags:  100 year old college student, Anne Arundel community college student turns 100, student 100th birthday, student turns 100  
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This woman is really cool. I so hope I'll somehow manage to be taking classes at 100.

Posted by: Nymous | November 25, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

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