Father, daughter graduate together from same Louisiana university

LAFAYETTE, Louisiana – One father-daughter duo created a memory they will cherish forever at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Deron Santiny and Haley Fox walked across the graduation stage together Friday.

Santiny was enrolled at U-L Lafayette in the 1990s, but his college degree was put on hold when he joined the military and was deployed to Iraq. After leaving the military on medical leave, Santiny decided to enroll in classes and finish school.

His daughter Haley was already enrolled. The pair never planned on graduating together.

"It's been a lot, it's been overwhelming. He's not going to talk about it, but he cried the whole time this morning, and it finally hit me once we were on stage and it's sweet, it's precious, it's indescribable," she says.

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