Harriett Gustason

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An alumna of Columbia College-Freeport penned a column on lifelong learning. Harriett Gustason has been writing historical “Looking Back” columns for the Journal Standard in Freeport, Illinois, for more than 30 years — in 2009, the mayor even named April 23 as Harriett Gustason Day. In this column, she wrote about the 10th anniversary of the summer she received her bachelor’s degree. Graduation was an accident; she was just taking courses for personal enjoyment.

Check out some more columns Gustason has written by searching for her on the Journal Standard‘s website.