The spring 2013 commencement at Grambling State University was very special for a local mother and daughter, as well as GSU alums.
Janet Robinson and her daughter, Janeisa Robinson, both received their master of science degrees in criminal justice during the Friday, May 10 ceremony.
Janeisa decided to pursue a masters degree in criminal justice, because she has a bachelor’s in biology and is planning a career in forensic science. Janet has her undergrad degree in accounting and is a retiree from the State of Louisiana.
In August 2011, Janeisa encouraged her mom to enter the masters program along with her.
“We had no idea that we would graduate at the same time and be seated next to each other,” said Janet.
“I can’t think of a better person to have sitting next to me at graduation than my mom,” Janeisa said.
The duo said they feel that if you believe, you can achieve.
“We would like to thank my husband and my dad, Lavelt Robinson Jr., for all of his assistance and encouragement during our matriculation. A special thanks also to the professors and graduate assistants in the criminal justice department for all of their support,” they said.