NEWS SOCIETY GIST FATHER AND SON GRADUATE FROM THE SAME UNIVERSITY SAME DAY By Admin Posted on 4 weeks ago 2 min read 1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr A 49-year-old father, Antonio Gathers and his 23-year-old son, Brandon are set to graduate from the same college at the same time, this Friday. Antonio will be bagging his master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from South Carolina State University and Brandon, his father’s junior will be receiving his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Brandon said his father has been a continued source of motivation through his four-year college career. “He’s a God-fearing man, he’s successful, he’s intelligent, he knows what he’s doing. He is just a great person in general,” Brandon said. Meanwhile, Antonio said his son’s own determination is what helped him feel encouraged to pursue the educational milestone. “He was an inspiration to me, just seeing his perseverance. Doing other things, and having a full-time career, you kind of put yourself on the back bu*ner. And it was just really important to me to get his degree to pu-rsue another avenue in my life and in my career so that I could help people.” Both men will receive their degrees at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium on Friday evening.