Yesterday was a very good day. My younger sister graduated with her Masters degree in Library and Information Science from UW-Milwaukee! We made the trek down to Milwaukee on Saturday. No trip to SE Wisconsin is complete without a stop to the Johnson Creek outlet mall. Found so many good deals! Anyway, it was a beautiful day for traveling through the state of Wisconsin.
Graduation was bright and early Sunday morning at the US Cellular arena in downtown Milwaukee. We got there, parted ways with Julie and found good seats in the arena.
Between the two ceremonies, UWM had almost 3,500 graduates! I was floored by intense organized chaos that was the announcing of the graduates. The ceremony was only two hours long. Impressive. The keynote speaker was decent. It was John Gourda, who is a local Milwaukee historian. He had some great advice for the grads. It escapes me at the moment, but I remember liking it.
After the graduation ceremony, we took some quick pictures outside. It was a beautiful day!! After pictures we met up with our cousin Amy at Cheesecake Factory for a delicious lunch to celebrate Julie graduating.
All in all, it was a great, whirlwind weekend of celebration. So proud of Julie for surviving her grad school experience. If you’ve made it through grad school, or known someone while they’re going through that process, you know that it’s all about survival. Just a side note: all these photos were from my iPhone. I took some great photos on my Canon, but I haven’t gotten to editing them yet.
So proud of you, Julie!!