Mrs. Cecil Anderson, the oldest living alum of Paul Quinn College, passed away early this morning. She was 107 years old.

Mrs. Cecil Anderson worked as an educator for more than 40 years, and was awarded an honorary doctorate at the graduating class of 2013 and also was a member of the class of 1948. Before her passing, Mrs. Anderson was recognized as Paul Quinn’s oldest living graduate.

Mrs. Anderson grew up in Cameron, Texas and earned her Bachelors at Baldwin College and her Masters in Education at Mary-Hardin University. According to the Dallas Morning News, she said on a graduating class, “This is a great feeling. It certainly is, to think that God has blessed me to live this long.”


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