UND student earns online degree from cab of truck
Julie Hjelle gives new meaning to distance learning.
The University of North Dakota student is earning an online degree while working as a truck driver.
Hjelle, 39, of Lankin, N.D., works three nights a week driving a FedEx route between Grand Forks, N.D., and Winnipeg, in addition to working two days as an aide in a nursing home.
Until this fall, Hjelle juggled her coursework while driving a route from the Midwest to Alaska, staying on the road for months at a time.
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