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91-year-old is UA's oldest freshman

Posted: 7:28 AM, Aug 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-21 22:59:59Z

A 91-year-old man is enrolled in online classes at UA this year.

Jim Chaffins, a World War II veteran living in Green Valley, is the oldest freshman on campus, KGUN9's Alexa Liacko reports.

He's pursuing a history degree, and says one of his toughest challenges has been learning to use a computer.

Chaffins attended a semester of college in West Virginia in 1943, but put his college career on hiatus due to family and job needs.

He is enrolled in three classes this semester.