Quintuplets graduate same university, with five different degrees.
Enna, Maria, Emilio, George and John Diaz, 21, donned their caps and gowns to accept their certificates after four years of study at the University of North Texas
A set of quintuplets graduated from the same university on the same weekend – with degrees in five different subjects.
Enna, Maria, Emilio, George and John Diaz, 21, donned their caps and gowns to accept their certificates after four years of study at the University of North Texas.
The quintuplets, who were born within three minutes of each other in July 1996, attended the same elementary, middle and high school and even went to prom together.
Being accepted to the same university, they shared in the same college houses and revised together in the library in preparation for their final exams.
The quins worked part-time in restaurants, took out student loans and used the university’s financial aid program to put themselves through university.
But although the Diazes, of Keller, Texas, shared many core classes, their majors couldn’t be further apart.
The siblings graduated with degrees in biology, finance, Spanish, social communication and art last month.
Parents, salesman Jorge, 55, and full-time mum Enna Diaz, 55, watched on proudly as they graduated over the course of the weekend of May 10 and 11.
Jorge, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, said: “Ever since they were born people were asking me how I would ever put five of them through college.
“It has been my dream to see them through college. Watching them graduate was the best feeling any parent can have but multiply that by five. We did it.”
George, a Spanish and logistics major, said he will never be as happy as his salesman dad was watching his quintuplets accept their degrees.
He said: “I don’t think I’ll ever be half as happy as my dad was when we graduated.
“It was always his main goal to get us all through college and he was like ‘Holy Moly, I did it.’
“It was great to start something like college with my siblings and finish it together.”