Like grandfather, like grandson—two generations apart, both proud Northeastern grads
Wearing a golden robe and black cap, Karl Anderson sat proudly in a suite above the field at Fenway Park on Sunday. On the field below, Anderson’s grandson Karlan DeWitt marched in the procession wearing his black gown and mortarboard.
A man of few words, when asked if it is exciting to see his grandson graduate, Anderson says, “It is.”
“I’m pretty close to my grandpa,” says DeWitt, who graduated with a degree in biochemistry. “So, getting into Northeastern was awesome.”
Knowing that his grandfather graduated so long ago, he says, “I was honored to follow in his legacy. It’s a full circle now.”
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