The New Graduate

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.

Julie & Mom

Julie & Mom

Wisconsin! Text added with my new A Beautiful Mess photo app.

Wisconsin! Text added with my new A Beautiful Mess photo app.

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.

PhD candidates practicing their hooding pre-ceremony

PhD candidates practicing their hooding pre-ceremony

Panorama of the arena

Panorama of 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.

PhD & Masters candidates

PhD & Masters candidates

Bachelors candidates

Bachelors candidates

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.

Julie!

Julie!

Me & Julie

Me & Julie

Julie with her celebratory cheesecake

Julie with her celebratory cheesecake

Julie

Julie

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!!

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4 thoughts on “The New Graduate

  1. Kathy says:

    Congratulations to Julie!

    The speaker (John Gurda) appears at the beginning of “Around the Corner” with John McGivern. An MPTV program featuring various Wisconsin cities and towns. In fact Whitewater was one of those cities.

    Congratulations again to Julie – good job!

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