Apr 30, 2007

Latest Graduation News


I picked up my cap, gown, tassel, and invitations last Thursday! The school colors are brown and orange, so the gown is an ugly brown color. As I was reading through my graduation packet, there was a bit in there about the Phi Theta Kappa. It’s the national honor society for community colleges, kinda like the Dean’s List I suppose. I became a member years ago, but I digress. Since it was mentioned in the packet, I thought I’d better call the school and find out if there’s anything special I need to do since I was a member of PTK. This morning, I received a phone call and found out that I am indeed graduating with HONORS!!! Just like in high school (Yes, I graduated HS with honors, too!), I get to wear a special stole over my gown indicating that I am an honor graduate. There’s also a special honors ceremony prior to graduation.

Some may think graduation is not a big deal, but for me it is. I am the first in my family and extended family to graduate college. Back when I graduated high school, it was a far-fetched idea and it was my only goal, other than to be married and have a family. For the past 20 years, I've worked full time the entire time while attending college, and sometimes held a second part time job at the same time. It’s been a long, difficult road full of personal and academic struggles, but I’m finally here and I’ve done it with honors!

It was pointed out to me that I’ve neglected to say what my degree is in. In May, I will be graduating with a degree in Business Administration. When the advisor did my degree check, he informed me that I am two classes away from a second degree in Accounting. I will be finishing that one also, probably by the end of the 2008 school year.

17 comments:

Erica said...

Congratulation Meari! You've worked so hard for this day. Make sure you enjoy every second of convocation. :-)

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON GRADUATING WITH HONORS. TAKE A BOW U DESERVE IT !!!

Carol said...

CONGRATULATIONS MEARI! You have every right to be proud! What an achievement!

Cheryl said...

Congratulations, you deserve to be very proud of yourself!

jymisgurl said...

Congratulations! You certainly deserve it, as gard as you worked!

mercy said...

Meari I'm so proud of you!!!
Congrats on graduating :-)
Can't wait to see some pics

Jenna said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on graduating, with honors, and a second degree in a little bit. Wonderful achievement!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Meari!

We're all so very proud of you!!

Michele said...

Congrats Meari on graduating with honors .. not an easy feat! and yes, graduation is a big deal!

stitcherw said...

Congratulations that's wonderful. You've worked very hard for this, and to graduate with honors on top of it is really an accomplishment.
Sue

glenda said...

You deserve so much credit for what you have accomplished. How proud you must be of yourself, and your family of you. Congratulations on your success, you have most definitely earned it.

Sharon said...

An absolutely AWESOME achievement! Congratulations Meari!

Tessa said...

Whoo - hooo
You go girl - HUGE congrats from downunder. HONORS no less.
Great to have goals and great to achieve them - better than 'if you aim for nothing you will achieve it'
So looking forward to the photos xxx

nancy said...

Congratulations, Meari! What a wonderful accomplishment!! Enjoy every moment & every accolade!

Anne S said...

Congrats on graduating and with Honours too - way to go! :D You deserve to feel proud :D

Mylene said...

Congratulations, Meari!

Carolyn said...

Meari,
Big hugs and congratulations on your accomplishment. I truly admire you. What you have done in your life is awesome!