LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Jerry Duncan worked 18 years for her previous employer as an unlicensed nursing aide. But when the company started requiring licenses, she was out of a job at 71 years old. So, Duncan did what more and more baby boomers are doing.
She went back to school.In a ceremony tonight at Kilgore College-Longview, eight students including Duncan graduated from the school's certified nursing assistant program. She was the oldest student in the class by several years, yet Duncan was class valedictorian with a 108 grade point average.
"I figured I would pass, but I didn't figure I would pass that big," Duncan says.