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Carroll University's 'unofficial grandma' celebrates 94th birthday

NOW: Carroll University’s ’unofficial grandma’ celebrates 94th birthday

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Reaching 94 years old is quite an accomplishment, but how about reaching 94 while working at the same job for 50 years?

Gertrude Ullsperger, also known as "Gert" and Carroll University's "unofficial Grandma," celebrated her 94th birthday with students and faculty on Thursday, Jan. 30.

Gert is a well-known and much loved member of the university community, and was featured recently in a story on CBS 58 Sunday Morning

She's been working in the dining hall since 1964, and when she was hired she originally was only supposed to work for one day.

"I started working in 1964, they needed help," said Gertrude. "They needed some help for one day they said...for one day. And look what happened then. Look what happened...woo!"

The menu in the dining hall featured all of Gertrude's favorites Thursday. 


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