Norma Miller at December 2017 commencement
Norma Miller at December 2017 commencement

Norma Miller finished college more than 40 years after she started. At age 72, Miller was the oldest graduate at the University of Louisville’s December commencement.

After a couple of false starts, Miller decided to resume her pursuit of a college degree following retirement and a bout with cancer. She hopes her perseverance sets an example for her grandchildren. Check out her story below: 


Mark Hebert
Following a 28-year career as a radio and television reporter, Mark Hebert joined the University of Louisville as the Director of Media Relations in 2009, serving as the main spokesperson. In 2015, Mark was named Director of Programming and Production. He’s now producing and hosting a radio show about “all things UofL”, overseeing the university’s video and TV productions and promoting UofL’s research operation. Mark is best known for his 22 years as the political and investigative reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he won numerous awards for breaking stories, exposing corruption and objectively covering Kentucky politics. In 2014, Mark was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame.