LAFAYETTE, La. — A Lafayette father and daughter are sharing a milestone on Friday.

KATC-TV (http://bit.ly/2pxoXDJ ) reports 46-year-old Deron Santiny and his 23-year-old daughter, Haley Fox, each is graduating from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Santiny and Fox will each earn a bachelor’s degree from the school’s College of General Studies during ceremonies at the Cajundome.

Santiny began college in 1992, but left to take a job in law enforcement and later, the military, serving during operation Iraqi Freedom. He was injured during a roadside bombing in 2005 and received a purple heart for his valor.

Santiny returned to Louisiana-Lafayette in 2015 to finish what he started.

Fox enrolled in 2012 after completing an associate’s degree but took several breaks before deciding to complete her degree.


Information from: KATC-TV, http://katc.com

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