BEAUTIFUL! Father And Son Graduate Together!
One of the proudest moments a father can have is when he sees his son become a success. What’s even greater is for that father to take part in his son’s success. That’s just what a father and a son did when they graduated from William Patterson University in New Jersey. In doing so, they became the first members of their family to earn college degrees.
Benjamin Jeanty, 27, said he was a senior in high school when his father, a Haitian immigrant, Duvinson Jeanty, 63, decided to go to college, who was 53 years old at the time.
Watching his dad walk across the stage and receive his diploma was an indescribable feeling, he said.
“Never in a million years did I ever dream of going to school with my father,” Jeanty added.
“He was my biggest cheerleader and inspiration. There were sometimes I’d come home from work or class late and I’d see him studying and it would encourage me.”
On Friday morning, they both got their diplomas — Ben in psychology and Duvinson in finance.
“It was amazing,” Benjamin Jeanty told Fox News, just hours after he and his dad, Duvinson, moved their tassels from right to left at their graduation ceremony at William Paterson University.
Duvinson emigrated to the U.S. from Haiti in the 1980s. He didn’t have a high school diploma, but decided in 2007 to take classes.
Duvinson then graduated graduated with an associate’s degree four years ago. After that, he retired from his job as a bus driver and enrolled full-time to study finance.
“He was taking one class at a time because he was working a full-time job and taking care of my grandmother,” Benjamin said. He gave us the example that we should always look to better ourselves.”
The younger Jeanty began classes at Rutgers University in 2008, but left a year later to work…