I GoT a MasTeR'S DeGReE!


This past Sunday was the big day. I officially walked across the stage and received my 'diploma'. Of course, it wasn't an actual diploma; instead there was a piece of paper from Chancellor Hinshaw congratulating us. Not very exciting considering I worked my behind off for 2 years but it works for now. The official documentation arrives in several weeks, like 10.

The ceremony was okay. It felt very, very long. Those who received certificates walked first, followed by us Master's students, law degrees, medical degrees, then the big kahunas - PhD students. Hearing the medical degrees was pretty interesting but having to sit through the reading of dissertation's by the doctoral students was a HUGE snore. Granted they worked very hard and deserve the moment, I had no clue what any of the studies were with the exception of one and that was only because I had a class with him.

Anyway I thought I would leave you with a few of the photos from my big day. You can click on any of them for a bigger view. The first photo above was of my dress when I was getting ready. I just loved the color.

Can you spot me? It's like playing Where's Waldo


I'm not trying to turn ya'll on to the bald guy. Instead, take a look at the different colors on all the graduates. Mine were black, white, and green.


Shaka with all my beautiful leis and my slippahs.


My partner in crime...I mean the title sponsor of my research.


My diploma, cap and tassel and all my leis. I got photoshop so I have been playing.


Thanks so stopping by and sharing in my moment. We didn't have graduation dinner last night because I wanted to make it home in time to watch the season finales of Extreme Home Makeover and Desperate Housewives. How sad is that??? Anyway, tonight we are headed to Cheeseburger in Paradise for a little celebratory indulging.

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Rain said...

Gorgeous Crystal, congrats again. I love your dress colour too!

~Michelle~ said...

congrats Crystal....that has to feel so awesome!

ChrissyM said...

Big congrats to you Crystal. You worked so hard. Love the dress!

a-scrapbooking-diva said...

Congratulations Crystal, how proud you must feel now that you can get on with your life. Hugs, Kate & Larry

kathleenh said...

Happy graduation! It looks like a great time! Congratulations on your accomplishment.

Savitri said...

Great news!! Oh I loved that day a few years ago. Again congrats and I hope you find a job in the field you're interested in... unless you have one already :D

Savitri - www.scrapbit.com

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Many Congrats! So much excitement for you lately, hey? Graduating, moving, BIG Kahuna of bugs and all. I hope the move goes amazing smoothly and that you can go back whenever you want to ride palmetto bugs! ;0)