Marlene Sokolow, of Huntingdon Valley, who used to work as the executive assistant to Harold Katz when he owned the 76ers, has graduated from Arcadia University at 74, writes Susan Snyder for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Sokolow had been waiting to graduate for over three decades. She started her education at Arcadia in 1990 when it was still known as Beaver College. Having reached the height of her career at the time, she realized something was missing.
“I value education tremendously,” said Sokolow. “I felt like I needed to add this to my life to just round out my world.”
With a busy job – where she got to know all the star players of the era – and a young son, the time back then did not seem right for college. But once her son left to pursue his education, she started taking a course or two every year.
At first, she planned to major in business, but over time as she started writing children’s books she gravitated to English.
Now with her degree in hand, she has set a new goal for herself: to get one of her children’s books published.
Read more about Marlene Sokolow in The Philadelphia Inquirer.