Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Pseudo-Graduation...

my name in the program. and next to my name? you read for yourself. ohhh yeah.

Proffesor Pearson....such a character.

the family.

guess who showed up at grad? miss kiki tegs.

sarah and christie - my dear on campus friends that took me in and bought me food.
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So here I sit, on Sunday night, posting graduation photos, only to wake up and drive to TWU tomorrows for a summer class. Not too pleased about that. But yes, this was grad weekend, and yes it was great times. On Friday, I went for pedicures with my mom and Lindsay. Then my mom and I went to the English Department Tea. This was probably one my favourite parts. My mom was standing around and talking to my proffessors. Picture yourself in that situation. It's crazy. My family took me out to dinner on Friday night, and then we went to the Baccalaureate service at TWU.

On Saturday, there was commencements. I absolutely loved watching the professors parade in their academic regalia. I was kind of sad, because I wasn't able to participate in the Humanities ceremony because of my current degree. So there weren't too many of my proffessors there. However - the speaker was Dr. Barbara Pell, whom I respect and admire beyond words. I felt truly honored to partipate in the ceremony. The joy of my academic life was manifest on the stage and all around me. That and I got the blue cord! That means something special (refer to 1st picture). All in all, a wonderful time. I felt truly celebrated and honored.

9 comments:

ang said...

Congratulations Sharelle! You deserve the praise for your hard work and passion for learning. I think you should try to hang that blue cord around your rear view mirror. classy

darian said...

i agree with ang, you look good in blue, it suits you. and distinction, i mean i truly am impressed, i always knew you were distinct, but hey. now it's official.

(i'm bypassing the google account thing by using darians...i'm soooo lazy:) )

Bec Shulba said...

wow! the robe, the hat, the blue string...yay for graduation! i heard pell was great -- my principal's son graduated too that day. have fun at your first day of summer classes.

Tyler said...

Congratulations my friend. By your character, intellect, and love of life (insert 'fine literature and coffee' here) you have earned my respect and admiration. Don't forget those left behind as you move on (insert 'call me for coffee some time' here).

Rachel said...

A few comments...for starters, I love that your middle name is LOIS. Most excellent. Also, that Rob James Foster guy...do you know him? He graduated twice, apparently at the same time - now that should be called "distinct."

Seriously though, Sharelle, I'm so proud of you! What an enormous accomplishment! Spectacular work!

Laura said...

Congratulations Sharelle! I'm so proud of you. The proofs sure have funny hats, eh?

the tapered pant said...

Congratulations my friend!

Christie said...

Just wanted to say, I am officially on board in the conference volunteering department. BOO YA! Thanks for the reminder.

Oh, and thanks for graduating... with fricking DISTINCTION you genius. You are going to dominate the academic world--I just know it.

Kiki said...

First: let me say how pleased I am that I made it in your grad photo line up!
Second: The cord is a great invention. I am distressed that I detect a hint of sarcasm around the final line of Ang's comment... I see nothing wrong with wrapping the grad cord around your rear-view mirror...I may have done it myself at one point though. But seriously! it tells all the guys who just cut you off and every cop that pulls you over that you know bigger words than they do so they be feeling pretty sheepish right away.