A mother and son from Maryland, United States have achieved outstanding success after they both earned their Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maryland at the same time.
The mother and son named Carolyn and Immanuel Patton explained that their achievement marked the fulfilment of their promise when the son, Immanuel was 5 years old.
“I remember I just told my mom … one day, it’s gonna be you and me. We’re going to get our degrees at the same time,” Immanuel Patton, 23, recalled to GMA.
Carolyn Patton narrated that she once gave up on Bachelor’s degree after attempting unsuccessfully in 1995. “For me, I had sort of gave up on it because I had already accomplished some associate’s degrees and then I had started my bachelor’s degree back in 1995 but life happened. Things got in the way,” Carolyn explained.
Carolyn who is now 63 further explained that her son, Immanuel, inspired her to re-enrol for college after making a promise that they will both graduate together. “That promise … he never allowed it to die. It was continuously, ‘You know, mom, we’re gonna do this,” Carolyn Patton said.
Both of them graduated from the University of Maryland Global Campus, which they were drawn to because the school specializes in online degree programs.