Mom skips her graduation to attend son's at CMU, surprised with degree

Posted at 6:16 AM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 14:11:52-04

(WXYZ) — A mother and son in Michigan are celebrating a milestone together.

Sharonda Wilson and her son Stephan both graduated on Saturday, but Sharonda skipped her graduation ceremony at Ferris State University so she could watch her son graduate from CMU. She sacrificed her own ceremony to go watch her son's commencement in Mount Pleasant.

When CMU's President Dr. Rob Davies heard about it, he reached out to Ferris State President Dr. David Eisler to make something very special happen.

Davis awarded Wilson her degree during the ceremony on behalf of Ferris State.

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