Father and Son to Graduate During FAMU’s Spring Commencement

Updated: 5/2/2014 12:08 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION


May 1, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – They share the same name, same talents and same philosophies; and on Saturday, May 3, father and son duo Sherwood Brown Sr. and Sherwood Brown Jr. will walk across the same stage to receive their diplomas from Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) School of Business and Industry (SBI).

Sherwood Sr. will receive his MBA from FAMU’s online degree program and Sherwood Jr. will receive his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“It was not planned,” said Sherwood Jr. “We just looked up one day and realized that we would both be graduating at the same time.”

For the Browns, their shared graduation date may have been happenstance, but a simple conversation with the pair quickly reveals that the conferring of their degrees on Saturday is symbolic of the effectiveness of their family’s resilient spirit and their mantra: “If you start something, finish it.”

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