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93-year-old Skidmore student completes 50th elective college course

In this April 10, 2019 photo, Lewis Taub, 93, a retired optometrist from Saratoga Springs, New York celebrates with classmates during a Theater and Culture class at Skidmore College. This is the 50th class Taub has audited at Skidmore. In this April 10, 2019 photo, Lewis Taub, 93, a retired optometrist from Saratoga Springs, New York celebrates with classmates during a Theater and Culture class at Skidmore College. This is the 50th class Taub has audited at Skidmore. | Photo: Christopher Massa / Skidmore College.

May 09, 2019 02:45 PM

He's a bit older than most of his classmates, but a Skidmore student is bringing a new perspective to class.

Lewis Taub is 93 years old. He recently finished his 50th elective college course.

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The retired optometrist started auditing classes at the college in 1994. He's taken two courses a year for 25 years. That's 150 credits.

Skidmore says he earned formal degrees from Brooklyn College and Columbia University years ago – but now jokes he's "working on his Master's" at Skidmore.

He's already picked out his 51st course -- which will be on religion.

If that's not enough, he also just went on a 2-week transatlantic cruise from Florida -- visiting Azures, Spain, Portugal, Belgium and England.

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