Friday, May 08, 2009

I'm done!

It's official, I now have my Master's degree.  Went up around 12:30, had to park at Rice Stadium and walk across campus to Kingsbury Hall.  Met at the stairs with a bunch of the other people in my cohort to get pictures (I didn't bring my camera so I'm hoping I can get copies from them).  I saw my two brothers and their wives as I walked in, my older brother yelled my nickname (Slim).  My sister and her husband were there also, although I didn't see them and didn't find out they were there until later.  But it's great knowing they were all there for me.  Love you guys!  My dad's a professor there, in the Math department not the Education department, but since he's working closely these days with the Education department they invited him to sit up on stage and hand me my diploma.  That was kind of cool, having my father hug me in front of everyone as he gave me the diploma case.  (Diploma comes in the mail later).  Me, Jo and Lani all sat together through the whole thing, which was really nice since Lani's family gave her several candy lei's so we had munchies throughout the ceremony.  But mostly since we had helped and encouraged each other over the last 2 years, it was nice to be right there with them for the ceremony.
Anyway, it's over.  My dad asked me if I was going to go for a PhD.  I told him that since there was 16 years between my Bachelor's and my Master's, I had at least a decade to decide.

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A Paperback Writer said...

I didn't know it was today. Good for you.
But you without a camera? Weird. Just weird. Really hard to imagine.
That's really cool about your dad, too.
I've always been a little sorry that I wasn't able to go through graduation for my master's (which was held in November, while I finished in August -- it would've meant an expsensive flight back to Scotland, and I couldn't afford the time or the cost right then), so I'm glad to hear yours was extra special with your dad handing you the "official" stuff.
I hope you celebrate this weekend.

naptime nostalgia said...

Pretty sure this meets the requirements for a Rossi masters grad party. Congrats! I am thrilled for you!

And P.S. the suspense about where you are teaching next is killing me.

naptime nostalgia said...

just read the comments on the previous post, so I guess there is only one thing to say, "Shmooray?!" or how about "Smongrats?!"

Max said...

Yeah, me without a camera. Highly unusual, but I didn't want to be carrying it around through the whole ceremony, and I can't find my little, pocket sized one. So, alas, camera free.
Shanks for the smongrats. Hopefully you've figured out the school I'll be at now. If not, just ask and I'll tell.

Jannx said...

Congratulations Max!!! It has been a while since I visited L'Adunata. I'm glad good things are happening here. Again, congratulations on completing the requirements for your MSed.

Max said...

Thanks Jannx, good to see ya 'round again!