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March 11, 2015
It’s not like Wendell English planned to become addicted to academia. He just never stopped being curious. The oldest degree-seeking student at UMD, English at age 72 is writing his thesis for a doctorate in education policy. His topic is on Bluefield State College in his hometown in southeastern W. Va.—specifically how it transitioned from a nearly 100 percent African-American college to one that is 97 percent white.

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