Graduation was really a premature formality; I haven't defended my dissertation yet. Still, it was pretty thrilling to walk across the stage and have my name read in a crowd of thousands. My parents came into town for the ceremony and to help me throw a party the following day. My dad shot the pictures below and did a great job. I ordered a gown that was significantly larger than it needed to be, so I felt extra self-conscious about looking like a house. But you know what? I don't even care now.
|Sitting through a very dry commencement talk.|
|The university president in his pretty awesome robes.|
|Being hooded by my advisor. Each university has their own, |
unique robes, so all of the advisors wear different regalia
than their students. My advisor was pretty excited!
|With my advisor.|
|With my wonderful parents.|
|With Mr. H-B, who sat in very uncomfortable seats for a long time.|
|Dr. H-B (sort of...not until the 23rd, actually).|