Mom Receives College Diploma at Son’s Graduation

Mom Receives College Diploma at Son’s Graduation


Sharonda Wilson, a graduating senior at Ferris State University, decided to forgo her own graduation ceremonies last Saturday. Why? She decided to attend her son’s graduation at Central Michigan University. Little did she know that the presidents of Ferris State University and Central Michigan University talked earlier in the day on Saturday. They decided that CMU president would surprise her by conferring her degree right along side her son. Both mom and son received their degrees at the same time in the same location.

Joe’s perspective: What can you say, this is a pretty cool story. First, two university presidents cared enough to make this moment happen. Second, one day before Mother’s Day, mother and son got to share this special moment. Son, Stephan summed the moment up with the following quote: “When I heard (she) was getting her degree with me I was speechless. My mother is truly the strongest and most compassionate woman I know. That moment tops (any) other moment I have ever shared with my mother.”

Your Turn: What are your thoughts after learning about this story?

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