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Gene Hewitt Dixon graduated from Louisiana Tech Thursday, 65 years after enrolling in her first class.

It took 65 years, but Gene Hewitt Dixon, of Oakdale, received her bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech’s summer graduation held Thursday, along with 296 other graduates.
Dixon, 82, enrolled in Tech the first time in the fall of 1946 and the second time in the winter of 2010.

“It crossed my mind, and a year ago, my daughter and I drove up to Ruston and ate lunch with a friend who drove us around campus,” Dixon said.

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