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She gets her degree - 70 years late

Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson

Bernice Brewer Beck, center, shakes Montana State University-Northern Chancellor James Limbaugh's hand while receiving her 50-year honorary degree on stage during Northern's commencement Saturday morning in the Armory Gymnasium. See Friday's Hi-Line Living page for more photographs of Northern's Commencement.

Bernice Brewer Beck was two courses short of getting her degree from Northern Montana College in 1941 when World War II broke out.

Her father ran a farm at Geraldine, and she needed to help him. She accepted a job as an accountant at Townsend Rea...


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