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Iowa Mother and Daughter to Graduate Together

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    May 12, 2014 | 12:01 am

    WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Two eastern Iowa college graduates can celebrate the milestone together later this week as mother and daughter.

    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports 46-year-old Jodi Bergmann and her 22-year-old daughter, Jessica Bergmann, will both graduate together from Hawkeye Community College.

    Both women are single mothers, so they had plenty of demands on their time. Jodi has a 17-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. Jessica has a 3-year-old son.

    Jessica Bergmann wasn’t initially sure what to think about attending school with her mom, but the two have found ways to support each other.

    Jodi Bergman says she’s proud of her daughter.

    Both woman plan to go on to pursue bachelor’s degrees, but this time they’ll attend different Iowa universities.