Mom skips her college graduation to attend her son’s, then surprised with degree during his ceremony
A mother’s love is selfless and powerful. Moms have been known to sacrifice anything for their children, even the recognition of earning a college degree. All that hard work gets dismissed in a heartbeat for the heartbeat they created. And this story is the perfect example of a selfless mother’s love.
Sharonda Wilson, an upcoming graduate at Ferris State University, is unable to attend her own commencement as she attended her son, Stephan Wilson’s graduation from Central Michigan University on Saturday, according to a tweet from CMU’s verified Twitter account.
Wilson was given her cap and received her bachelor’s degree during her son’s ceremony.
In a video, shared on CMU’s Facebook and Twitter pages, university President Bob Davies said he contacted Ferris State President David Eisler, presenting the degree on his behalf.
“Please move your tassel from your right to your left,” Davies said to Sharonda Wilson in the video.
She received a loud applause and standing ovation as she moved her tassel.
Stephan Wilson, who received a bachelor’s degree of fine arts in music theater on Saturday, said the ceremony was a great way to end his five-year academic career at CMU.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
According to Ferris State University’s calendar, commencement is scheduled for May 10 and 11 in Big Rapids, but a separate ceremony was held Saturday in Flint for statewide and online students.
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 pic.twitter.com/anCSTHDCdC
— Central Michigan U. (@CMUniversity) May 4, 2019
Source Detroit Free Press