Davies reached out to Ferris University President David Eisler the morning of both ceremonies, asking if Central Michigan could confer Wilson’s degree.
"Dr. Davies really shocked me. I told a friend of mine that (my) mom was skipping her graduation to be with me, and she used her magic to help Dr. Davies orchestrate that moment," Stephan Wilson told the Free Press.
It all happened on May 4.
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"Sharonda and Stephan both put in long hours and hard work, and they deserved the chance to celebrate together as a family," Davies said in a statement. "We appreciated the opportunity to partner with our friends at Ferris State to recognize and celebrate this milestone achievement for both Stephan and Sharonda."