Mom and son graduate together at the same college

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The University of Indianapolis will always be a special place to Laura Walden and her son Tyler.

Saturday, both mom and son shared the commencement stage together!

It all began at the end of Tyler's freshman year when Laura decided to pursue a degree in organizational leadership.

While Tyler took his courses, his mom took an accelerated program with classes five nights a week,

The heavy workload paid off big time.

''I'm so proud of her, for what she`s doing, having work, me and Brady - that's my little brother - helping raise us all the time, and then coming to school full-time," Tyler said. "She`s a very hard-working mother."

Laura's degree is even more of an achievement when you realize she earned it while working a full-time job at the college's communications and marketing department.