Graduation day will be twice as nice for one family when a father and daughter both get their degrees.

Dan and Maureen Mercer will get their diplomas from the University of Kansas on Sunday. Maureen will receive a graduate degree in social work, and Dan will get his bachelor’s in literature.


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Dan, who is vice president of an engineering company, went back to school in 2008.

“I just felt like I had left something undone. Like I had this thing out there, this loose hanging thread,” Dan told Fox 4.

“I’m proud he’s my dad. I think he’s an amazing role model,” Maureen said.


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