Families Graduate Together

It’s not easy to work a full-time job, raise a family and go to school, but Lavone Broxton, associate director of Postal Services, motivated by his wife and daughters, finally earned his undergraduate degree. His walk across the 2021 Commencement stage was made even sweeter as he shared graduation day with his daughter, Tiiera Broxton.

Lavone and Tiiera Broxton
Father and daughter graduates, Lavone and Tiiera Broxton '21

Lavone and Tiiera Broxton earned degrees in Sociology, and now their home in Newark, New Jersey, is brimming with Red Hawk pride: Lavone’s spouse and Tiiera’s mother, Rhonda Robinson-Broxton, earned two graduate degrees from Montclair State: a Master of Arts in Teaching in 2013 and a Master of Education in 2019.

Graduation week was also especially busy for Jennifer Infante and her children Fabiana Caballero and Jorge Caballero, who each earned a degree from Montclair State.

Initially their graduation dates didn’t quite match up, but with encouragement and perseverance throughout the pandemic, Fabiana and Jorge earned degrees in Business and Justice Studies, respectively.

Jennifer Infante, who earned her bachelor’s degree in 2015 and teaches high school Spanish in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, finished her Master of Arts in Spanish. “We worked very hard to make it happen,” Infante says. “It was such an exciting week.”