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Mother and daughter help each other through college

10:26 PM, May 11, 2013
UW-Green Bay students Erica Koester (left), 42, and her mother, Joan Jarvi, 61, look over class materials at the Cofrin Library on the UW-Green Bay campus in Green Bay, Wis., on Monday, May 6, 2013.
UW-Green Bay students Erica Koester (left), 42, and her mother, Joan Jarvi, 61, look over class materials at the Cofrin Library on the UW-Green Bay campus in Green Bay, Wis., on Monday, May 6, 2013.
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For Erika Koester and Joan Jarvi, attending college is all in the family.

Koester is 42 and she's studying business at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Her mom, Jarvi, will graduate Saturday from UW-Green Bay with a four-year degree in art.

Attending school as a mother and daughter duo allowed the women to help each other with homework and to offer moral support when things seemed overwhelming, they said. They even made sure to take several classes together. ...

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