Mother, daughter graduate from LSU together
BATON ROUGE - More than 1,500 students graduated from LSU today at the end of another successful semester, including two unique graduates: a mother and daughter.
Deanna and Deleon Wilson were among the assembled students to hear LSU President F. King Alexander proclaim the graduating class of 2014 to be the largest in the history of the univeristy. The mother/daughter duo collected their doctorate degrees together.
The Wilson's said all of the years they spent in school at LSU were worth it. Both are determined to give back to the institution that provided their education.
"To help others," said mother, Deanna Wilson.
"And hopefully bring that back into the school system which is where my passion really is. It's with young adults," added Deleon Wilson.
In addition to being a class of historic size, this year also saw the largest population of graduating African American and Latino students.