I graduated from Iowa State with a degree in Forest Management in June 1980 by the sick of my neck. Not that I was academically failing, just that my enthusiasm for the routine of school was in free fall. I'd already spoiled myself by taking a quarter off hitching to Alaska.
"The World According to Mitchell,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 86
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol86/iss1/7