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Mother, Daughter Graduate Together at N.C. Central

Posted May 5, 2007

— Two teachers are at the top of their class at North Carolina Central University with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, and one man — one woman’s husband and the other’s father — is very proud of them both.

Florine Moore -- a mother, grandmother, and teacher of 20 years – graduated with her master's degree in school administration Saturday. Walking down the aisle with her on graduation day was Shaneeka Moore, her daughter.

“It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, something I never thought would happen, but I'm just excited and it makes the moment more extra special,” said Shaneeka.

“She and I studied together and did projects together, and then sometimes we did things independently and got a chance to compare at the end what the product was and who did the best product,” Florine said.

Timothy Moore is doubly proud of his wife and his daughter.

“Having Mom in class with her, the two motivated each other,” Timothy said. “So, it's been a great experience for the family.”

Still, there were times when Mom pulled rank, even in class.

“There were times when I needed to stop talking so much,” Shaneeka said. “She may have told me to (hush) a couple times. Other than that, it was a great experience.”

Shaneeka and Florine Moore have worked together before. They both taught at Pearsontown Elementary School in Durham for four years.

After studying together and graduating together, some might think the plan would be to go their separate ways. But now they want to work together. They hope to get assistant principal jobs next school year, and ultimately they both want to be principals.

“She says I'm going to be her assistant principal, but it's going to be the other way around,” Shaneeka said.

It was the largest graduating class ever at N.C. Central, which is in the middle of two big transitions. The university is making the move to Division I athletics and is also looking for a new chancellor. The current chancellor, James Ammons, is leaving his post to go to his alma mater, Florida A&M.


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  • At Work May 7, 2007

    I wounder how there party was?

  • Taurus May 7, 2007

    devil - if this is worthless news, then why did you bother to comment. Did you even graduate high school, probably not.

    Congrats to mom and daughter!!!!!!!!!!

  • FiveOclocksomewhere May 7, 2007

    Congrat's Ladies...you should be very proud. For the daughter...everyone should admire the relationship that you have with your mother...Im sure that you are very proud of her as she is of you...Good Luck to both in the future to come.

  • jchelpus May 7, 2007

    woo wee Ladies, way to go!! I hopes all your dreams to come true. Your dreams are within reach now with those outstanding grade point averages. I do hope that you both get all that you ever wanted in life. I hope and know things are looking good. You guys rock and showed that with dedication and support anything is truly possible. one love.

  • bsmith17603 May 7, 2007

    I am happy for both of them especially for the mother. People do not realize how difficult it is to go back to school when your kids are older and you are a grandmother

    I am presentlyin the same boat and working 50-60hrs at Duke and going to school can be extremely time consuming

    My hats and congratulations go off to this fine young ladies. I hope DAD is a proud man

  • sick of You May 7, 2007

    Pike-Mom. I can't even tell you how many times I have been reported for "abuse". I lost interest in it after the 2nd one. It means nothing.

  • pikemom1 May 7, 2007

    You get flagged for simply stating what WRAL decides to do ,or NOT to do .go figure.whinners

  • sick of You May 7, 2007

    I could'nt imagine having my mom in class with me in college. It would border on weird and awkward. I am glad to see that these two have such a close relationship. This story is not a common occurence but is cool. Good job.

  • AJB May 7, 2007

    Anyone that could find something negative to say about this story is sharing their lack of education, moral sense and human compassion with the greater triangle area. And it's ironic, considering that the story is about two educated, driven woman who are showing their moral sense and human compassion by dedicating their lives to educating children. I assume they're able to ingore the ignorance of some people and enjoy their wonderful accomplishment. Great job, ladies!

  • defabz May 6, 2007

    My congratulations to both for their graduation and success achieving 4.0 averages!