FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A mother and her son will graduate from Itawamba Community College together this weekend after an email changed fate.
Joanne Weith and her son Joshua Sisk will share the graduation stage on Saturday.
Weith says she attended ICC for the first time about 20 years ago, but she set her books aside to care and provide for her family.
Weith is part of the Complete 2 Compete (C2C) program, which allows people who never finished college to come back and complete necessary requirements to earn their degrees.
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The program was announced a few years ago.
Emily Tucker, a C2C counselor for ICC, emailed Weith stating how close Weith was to earning her degree.
She took up the offer and challenge.
The Mooreville resident is a licensed child care director.
“For me to finish college was to honor my deceased parents’ memory,” said Weith. “They raised me to always do my best to finish what I started.”
Sisk will graduate with honors and will continue his education at Mississippi State University where he will major in industrial technology.