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Mother and Daughter Set to Graduate Together at UAB

  • April 24, 2015
Shannon Cheryl Woods and her mom Kirsten Woods will both graduate with degrees from UAB on April 25. Kirsten is graduating with a degree from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology
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On Saturday, April 25, Shannon Cheryl Woods and her family will have more than one reason to celebrate.

Not only is Woods, 23, graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, but her mom, Kirsten Woods, 43, is graduating too. Shannon Woods is a traditional student, graduating with a degree in health education from the School of Education’s Department of Human Studies, with a minor in nutrition from the School of Health Professions.

Kirsten Woods is graduating with a degree in psychology from the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology, and took every one of her classes online. The fact that roughly 650 miles lies between her and the UAB campus did not stop her. She lives in Frisco, Texas, and while she may have taken her classes virtually, she and her husband, Jeffery, are driving to The Magic City so she can graduate in person.