Anne Arundel student celebrates 100th birthday
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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Daniel de Vise
| November 24, 2010; 12:56 PM ET
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