Joseph Yaw Yeboah, 1975
Joseph Yaw D. Yeboah ['75, SM '75, ScD '79] of Samreboi, Ghana was one of 1,259 people to receive degrees at MIT's 109th commencement. He earned four degrees in four years--Bachelors' in chemistry, chemical engineering, and management, and a Master's in chemical-engineering practice. Four degrees in four years is unusual, but since no records of multiple-degree recipients were kept then, it is impossible to say if his accomplishment is without precedent. What's ahead for Yeboah? "I started work on my doctorate the day after commencement," he said.
Tech Talk, 6 June 1975