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88-year-old M.U.M. graduate achieving lifelong ambitions
by Lacey Jacobs

The Fairfield Ledger    Translate This Article
7 July 2008

On 7 July 2008 The Fairfield Ledger reported: During the recent graduation ceremony at Maharishi University of Management Betty Sheasgreen, age 88, proudly received her Bachelor of Arts diploma, completing her lifelong ambition for a degree. During a pregraduation awards ceremony Ms Sheasgreen was presented with the Golden Student Award for her achievement. It is a joy for Global Good News service to feature this news, which indicates the success of the life-supporting programmes Maharishi has designed to bring fulfilment to the field of education.

The Fairfield Ledger reported, 'During her speech (upon receiving the Golden Student Award), Sheasgreen spoke of how her education had helped her to develop her full brain potential and taught her to know herself and know her purpose in life.'

She received a standing ovation.

Ms Sheasgreen's education had been interrupted by World War II when she joined the United States Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Her wartime service left her with a lifelong desire for peace.

After the war she became an airline hostess, which enabled her to see the world, married, and lived in San Francisco, California with her restaurateur husband.

The year 2006 saw Ms Sheasgreen—who practises the Transcendental Meditation Technique—arrive in Fairfield, Iowa to join the Invincible America Assembly.

The Fairfield Ledger reported, '. . . when Sheasgreen joined the Invincible America Course, . . . she found a way to fulfill her lifelong ambitions of working toward peace and finishing her education.'

The Ledger quoted her as saying, '(W)here else could you go to a university and the students be so kind—and the instructors too of course.'

Ms Sheasgreen is the mother of Cynthia Arenander, who said, 'I'm so proud and happy that even at 88 years, my mother is not showing signs of decline as most people her age, but keeps getting better in mind, body and spirit. Each year I see her getting more vibrant and lively.'

With diploma in hand Ms Sheasgreen is set to achieve more goals, which may be teaching or studying toward a master's degree.

Every day Global Good News documents the rise of a better quality of life dawning in the world and highlights the need for introducing Natural Law based—Total Knowledge based—programmes to bring the support of Nature to every individual, raise the quality of life of every society, and create a lasting state of world peace.

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