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SLU president hand delivers diploma to student

3 years 5 months 1 week ago December 16, 2013 Dec 16, 2013 Monday, December 16 2013 December 16, 2013 6:04 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

HAMMOND - The president of Southeastern Louisiana University made a home delivery of a diploma so an ailing father could see a son graduate.

This was the first time SLU President John Crain had been asked to make such an accommodation for a student's family.

This past Thursday, Crain traveled to the home of the McMorris family just south of Livingston.

Ronald McMorris has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and leukemia. Relatives say the 65-year-old was too weak to travel to Hammond to watch his son's commencement.

During a brief ceremony in the McMorris home, Crain presented a diploma to 35-year-old Brad McMorris, who earned a degree in multimedia journalism.

Brad McMorris says his father is an alumnus of SLU and had always wanted to see him graduate.

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