Tina Carter and her son Josh Carter realized they would be graduating on the same day at the start of the semester.
Mom is getting her degree as an applied occupational therapy assistant.
Her son will recieve an associate of arts degree. He's hoping to break into the film industry.
Tina Carter says this will be a memorable Mother's Day weekend.
"Well, my mother's going to be there, and she'll be able to see her daughter and grandson graduate the same day. That's pretty cool for a Mother's Day too."
The two received their diplomas at different commencement ceremonies.
Reported by Bernadette Jay