The following is a news story from the Northwestern State University News Bureau:
Anne Storms' list of achievements is getting longer this week. The 87-year old resident of DeRidder will be among those receiving a degree from Northwestern State University Friday.
Storms, who will receive an Associate of Arts in History, earned her degree at Northwestern State's Leesville/Fort Polk campus.
"I can't believe this is happening," said Storms. "Taking classes has been a wonderful experience for me. I have gotten so much pleasure out of learning and I have found out how much I don't know."
Storms first started college in 1944 at Texas State College for Women, now Texas Women's University. A year later, she left college and married William Gale Storms in 1946. The Storms started a family and she worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator. Her husband finished his teaching degree at Southwest Texas State University, now Texas State University-San Marcos.
In the 1950s she became an army wife, living throughout the United States as well as in Asia and Europe. While caring for their two children, Storms worked at various jobs including a stint as an intelligence decoder in Tokyo. She was also a volunteer with the Girl Scouts and the American Cancer Society.