Mother, daughter immigrants from Colombia graduate college together

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Graduation day was a special milestone for two students at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

A mother and daughter, both immigrants from Colombia, got their diplomas together.

46-year-old Sandra Murillo earned her Associate’s Degree, so her 25-year-old daughter Katherinn followed suit.

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When mom started her Bachelor’s Degree, Katherinn once again followed.

Sandra says she plans to pursue a career in public health, while her daughter says she is thinking about law enforcement.


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