Milledgeville mother and daughter graduate together
A mother and daughter from Milledgeville have a lot to celebrate after graduating from nursing school together.
MILLEDGEVILLE, Georgia(41NBC/WMGT) — A mother and daughter from Milledgeville have a lot to celebrate after graduating from nursing school together.
In her 51 years, Sonya never thought college graduate would be a word used to describe herself.
“I’ve always went to people’s graduations and watched their graduations, so I always wished that I would’ve felt those emotions, and I did,” Sonya Williams said.
Williams recently crossed the stage to receive her diploma.
She graduated in May from Southern Crescent Technical College as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
Her daughter, Jameria Walker, also graduated as a Professional Registered Nurse on the same day.
“She actually crossed the stage before me, so I was in the audience right there screaming,” Walker said. “She sat with some of her classmates, and I sat with some of my classmates. We had originally thought we would sit together, but when we got there, we thought we would sit with the people that we went through every single day with.”
After the commute back and forth from her home to Milledgeville, and long nights at the dinner table studying for the last two years, Walker is thankful to have helped her mom.
“My mom is somebody who has dedicated her entire life to me and my brothers,” she said. “It was very wonderful to be able to help her.”
Williams says she will treasure the moment forever and shared encouraging words for others.
“Never deter from your dream,” she said. “If it’s something you want to do, do it. Don’t procrastinate. Don’t think that no time is right, because no time will ever be right. Just go ahead and do it.”
Williams hopes her story will serve as an inspiration to others.
Her educational journey will not stop. She’ll soon go back to school to pursue her dream of becoming a hospice nurse.