Twins to graduate together at OU commencement

Lawton twins will share an important day as they graduate together Friday, May 9, at the University of Oklahoma Commencement ceremonies. The event will be especially meaningful as the twins' grandmother and 101-year-old great-grandmother have flown from Maryland to attend their graduation. The twins' mother, Corlis McPhaul, says her grandmother in particular is very excited to be here, since the twins are the first of her great-grandchildren to graduate from college.

Jessica McPhaul will graduate with a degree in sonography from the College of Allied Health. She was an OU cheerleader each year of her college career, and was co-captain of the cheer team in

2005-2006. Her dedication to academics and volunteerism earned her many honors, including the President's Achievement Class scholarship and the OU Health Sciences Center Lew Wentz and Health Care Employers scholarships. She plans to pursue a career in traveling sonography, which will allow her the freedom to assist hospitals around the nation.

Jason McPhaul will graduate with an advertising degree from the College of Journalism and a minor in Spanish. An employee of the OU Office of Payroll and Records for the past two years, he says he has found his home in Norman. At the moment, he plans to continue his career with the university. He is excited to graduate alongside his twin, and is especially happy his great-grandmother will be there to see them.