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Mom skips her graduation to attend her son’s ceremony

Posted: 10:00 PM, May 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-05 22:00:37-04

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Sharonda Wilson was scheduled to graduate the same day as her son Stephan, but made the decision many moms would. She skipped her own graduation at Ferris State to see her son receive his at Central Michigan.

But CMU President Dr. Rob Davies surprised Sharonda by bestowing her degree, earned at Ferris State University, at the CMU graduation ceremony.

In a video tweeted CMU on May 4, Stephen can be seen placing a cap with FSU colors on his mother's head as Dr. Davies announced that FSU President Dr. David Eisler and the FSU Board of Trustees gave permission for Davies to bestow on Sharonda her bachelor's degree she earned at Ferris during CMU's ceremony.

Stephan told FOX 17 that he is "truly still in awe" of what happened. Sharonda received her degree with her son's arm around her during a standing ovation from the crowd.