WAYNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Two generations are graduating together from William Paterson University.
“It’s unbelievable,” said Duvinson Jeanty.READ MORE: Broadway Theaters Can Reopen At 100% Capacity On Sept. 14, Gov. Cuomo Says
The 63-year-old Haitian immigrant is earning his degree in finance after 10 years in college.
“It’s always been my dream, my goal to finish college,” said Jeanty, who is graduating Friday with his 27-year-old son, Benjamin.READ MORE: Police: Emotionally Disturbed Man Barricades Himself In J Train Subway Car
“It’s crazy, my dad has been a big inspiration for me,” said Benjamin, who has been working full time with special needs kid while also going to school. “It’s an emotional time, it’s an unbelievable time.”
He chose William Paterson because of his dad.
“I never told him that, but that was the reason why I transferred,” said Benjamin, who majored in psychology. “I thought that I’d be the first to graduate, but being with my father graduating together, it means that much more.”MORE NEWS: Yankee Stadium, Citi Field To Seat Fans In Vaccinated And Unvaccinated Sections, Offer Shots And Free Tickets
Duvinson retired after 25 years as a bus driver with NJ TRANSIT.