It's true: after two years of hard work, I've finished my Masters degree in nonfiction writing!
Commencement was today-- June 16, 2007--at Portland's Rose Garden Arena. Almost 2000 students took part, and the Arena was almost completely filled.
Here are Erin and I getting ready in the morning:
Here are Bill and I outside the house at about 8:15 am, getting ready to leave:
And here's the kids.... (l-r: Erin Rebecca)
Inside the Arena:
After the Event:
Presents! Lots of goodies, including an ivory salmon necklace from Bill, a beautiful basket with hand-written quotes from Erin, a beautiful blue moonstone ring from Scott, and a hanging planter filled with stonecrop (note: Grey School "Stones Lodge inside joke") from Rebecca.
Dinner at the outback Steak House. Here we are, making a toast:
And here we are, having trouble making it to the car.
A lovely day! It's been quite a journey:
- Sunset High School: 1972
- Linfield School of Nursing, 1975: R.N. (Honors)
- Clackamas Community College, 2003: A.A. (English; Honors)
- Portland State University, 2005: B.A. (English; Summa Cum Laude)
- Portland State University, 2007; M.A. (Writing; Phi Kappa Phi national scholastic honorary)