Lt. Daniel McLaughlin, graduated from Kennesaw State University. The amazing part of him graduating college was that he was technically still on active duty deployment.
McLaughlin was given a 48-hour leave so he could receive his masters of science in information technology. He had just spent the last seven months in Afghanistan. During his deployment, he completed his coursework online.
“It was just truly an amazing thing to actually be here and walk in person after all that hard work and late nights,” he said.
McLaughlin’s family attended the event, and when the auditorium realized who McLaughlin was, and what he had accomplished, he received a standing ovation from the crowd.