Retired Farmer Who Donated Mask To Gov. Cuomo Awarded Degree

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image via Governor Laura Kelly / Facebook.TOPEKA – A retired farmer earned his bachelors degree, almost 50 years after dropping out of college.Image via Governor Laura Kelly / Facebook.Dennis Ruhnke gained national attention last month when he donated an N-95 mask to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.Even though his wife has only one lung, he said the mask should be used by a doctor or nurse.Cuomo read the letter Ruhnke wrote during a briefing as an example of generosity during the Coronavirus pandemic. Kansas State University President Richard Myers presented him with a degree in agriculture Monday.Image via Governor Laura Kelly / Facebook.He was only two credits short of graduating when he left school in 1971 to care for his mother and family farm after his father died.last_img

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