Mom Surprised With Her Diploma At Son's Graduation After Missing Her Own
A Michigan University honored Sharonda Wilson, who was forced to skip her graduation because her son's graduation was the same day.
May 06, 2019 at 6:29 pm
Moms are always forced to sacrifice for their kids and Sharonda Wilson is no exception.
Sharonda recently graduated from Ferris State University. Unfortunately, she was forced to miss the graduation ceremony because her son, Stephan, was graduating from Central Michigan University on the same day.
Thankfully, CMU President Dr. Bob Davies had a surprise for Sharonda when she showed up to see her son graduate on Saturday. Davies spoke to the president of Ferris State University and was allowed to give Sharonda her degree at the same ceremony as her son.
To attend her son Stephan’s commencement ceremony, Sharonda Wilson was unable to attend her own from Ferris State University. Learning this, @cmichprez contacted FSU President Eisler and was able to confer her degree on behalf of FSU's president and trustees. #cmichgraduation
— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) May 4, 2019
"I made a call today, when I found this out, to David Eisler, the president of Ferris State University," Davies said as Stephan cried while holding his mother.
"By the virtue of the authority vested in me. By the state of Michigan and the board of trustees, on behalf of President Eisler and the Ferris State Trustees I confer upon you, Sharonda Wilson, the bachelors degree that you have earned. Please move your tassel from your right to your left."
CMU shared the video on their official Twitter page and were flooded with comments from people thanking the university for doing what they did.
"Dr. Davies really shocked me. I told a friend of mine that (my) mom was skipping her graduation to be with me, and she used her magic to help Dr. Davies orchestrate that moment," Stephan told The Detroit Free Press.
"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."
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