This summer Cam Newton fulfilled a promise he made to his mother to get his college degree. Newton completed course work toward his sociology degree, but has elected not to walk with his graduating class, because he doesn’t want to be a distraction.
“I’m not walking across the stage,” Newton said. “Number one, I don’t think walking really solidifies anything for me. I have pretty much conquered the main reason why I’m here, and all I really need is a degree. Plus, I don’t want to take away anything from the people already graduating. After seeing the response coming from class, I wouldn’t want to take anything away from another person’s (graduation day).“
“I think sociology has done so much great for me in understanding people and different attitudes,” Newton said. “Hopefully that pays dividends in the long run.”
Cam, who has an unabashed love for children, plans to use the knowledge gained at Auburn to open a daycare center once he retires.