Mother, son graduate from Old Dominion University

Posted at 9:21 PM, May 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-07 21:23:13-04

NORFOLK, Va. — Students at Old Dominion University celebrated their achievements Saturday when the university held commencement ceremonies for graduating students, WTKR reported.

The event was quite the family affair for a mother and son who graduated together.

Raymond Vittum and his mom, Misty Vittum, both lived out their education dreams together.

“He had a rough start when he was born. We joked around with my husband and said, ‘Ya know, I think i’m gonna have to go to college with him because I was worried about everything.’ That’s what we ended up doing,” Misty Vittum said.

“It was really cool to take classes with her and try to beat her on test grades. It’s a real testament to people who came to college without their parents. I don’t know how they did it,” Raymond said.

Misty said she enrolled in college after she made sure her kids’ academic dreams were fulfilled.