06 Nov 2002 - Ron Fitch still on track at 92UNSW: The University of New South Wales - Sydney Australia - News - Ron Fitch still on track at 92
...Ron Fitch still on track at 92
...Dr Ron Fitch
is living proof that age is no barrier to scholarship.The 92-year-old is believed to have become the world's oldest PhD recipient, after receiving a doctorate in engineering from the University of New South Wales.
"I'm very grateful to UNSW
for giving me this opportunity," said Ron
."Working on my doctorate was fun from start to finish.This graduation ceremony comes 70 years after I was first awarded with a Bachelor of Engineering." A former South Australian railway commissioner, Ron received an OBE for services to transport in 1979.
According to his supervisor, UNSW Emeritus Professor John Black:"Ron
is an inspiration to us all and a great example of life-long learning.