Chanel Turner-Wright (left) and Jackie Turner (right) graduated together from West Chester University last Saturday.

Chanel Turner-Wright (left) and Jackie Turner (right) graduated together from West Chester University last Saturday.

Mother and daughter Jackie Turner and Chanel Turner-Wright graduated from college together last Saturday.

Turner, 45, and Turner-Wright, 22, live in Chester and attended West Chester University together. The parent-child students also will be starting a graduate program at the university in August. 

Turner said the graduation is more than just a coincidental milestone; she and her family experienced a house fire in 2008 and lived in a shelter for eight months.

Turner earned her bachelor’s degree in social work and Turner-Wright earned hers in art.  They even had their graduation pictures taken together.

“I started January 2011 and she started in June,” Turner said.

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