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This student went into labour ahead of graduation day. Her college rose to the occasion

Jada Sayles received her Bachelor’s degree in a hospital after she gave birth to her son on the day of her graduation.

College student delivers baby on graduation day receives degree at hospital, New mother gets diploma in hospital, Student of Dillard University gets graduation ceremony in hospital, viral video graduation ceremony hospital, Indian ExpressJada Sayles, graduated from Dillard University in US’s New Orleans.

When Jada Sayles could not attend her graduation ceremony because was in a hospital, her university did something that made her graduation even more special.

Sayles was set to attend her college graduation ceremony at Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, May 14, 2022, but she could not do so. On Friday, Sayles went into labour and was admitted to a hospital.

When she told college authorities about her situation, Dr. Walter M Kimbrough, the ongoing president of the historically Black university, decided to award her the diploma in her hospital room.

The president dressed in a ceremonial robe arrived at Sayles hospital ward after she gave birth to a baby boy and conferred her the bachelor’s degree, in presence of her family members.

On Monday, Kimbrough shared videos of the beautiful moment on his Twitter account that soon went viral. In one of the videos, Sayles dressed in a black graduation gown and hat is seen holding her newborn as she ceremoniously moves the tassel on her graduation cap to the right side, symbolising the completion of her undergraduate degree.

Commenting on the video, a Twitter user wrote, “Thank you Sir for your kindness and time….to allow this deserving woman receive her DEGREE!”

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Another person remarked, “What a caring and encouraging leader!  Congratulations on the beautiful baby and your graduation!  You can achieve anything!  Your baby has a powerful birth marker…” on the day my mom graduated college I was born!”

First published on: 18-05-2022 at 16:37 IST
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