Notre Dame graduation day to be a family affair

Karin and George Eastwood graduate from University of Notre Dame this week.
Karin and George Eastwood graduate from University of Notre Dame this week.

THE Eastwoods are keeping it in the family when it comes to graduating from the University of Notre Dame.

Karin Eastwood said she was proud to be sharing the stage with her son George at the university’s upcoming graduation ceremony.

When George began his undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sport Science in 2011, Karin accompanied him to an information evening where she was encouraged to consider a postgraduate course in business.

The pair will graduate alongside each other on December 10.

“While I was interested, I thought that university study was beyond me,” Ms Eastwood said.

“It was then that George said that this was my time and I should take it up.

“With my Dutch background, I found the first unit challenging but never felt unable to do it.

“One thing I have learnt from my time at Notre Dame is every challenge that comes your way, you should turn into an opportunity; that’s what I’ve done.”