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Sunday
Jun152014

Man, 101, Attends 80th College Reunion, Named College President for Day

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CARLISLE, Pa.) -- Dickinson College celebrated one of its oldest living alumni this weekend at a ceremony for 101-year-old Dr. Benjamin James.

James graduated from the college in 1934 and returned to the campus, in Carlisle, Pa., this weekend for the honorary ceremony, in which he was named "Honorary College President" for the day, according to ABC News affiliate WHTM-TV.

James was also given the moniker "Mr. Dickinson" by a previous school president for his involvement with his alma mater over the years, according to the report.

James began teaching at Dickinson in 1940 and served in many positions on campus, including dean of admissions and assistant coach of the Red Devils football team.

He even had a building dedicated to him in 1987.

"I feel very good," James told WHTM-TV when asked about the reunion. "First, because of the presentation of the present president, who sent some appreciation and love, and that makes me feel very good."


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