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Standard memberhakima
General 06 May '15 22:33
  1. Standard memberhakima
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    06 May '15 22:33
    The term commencement is used synonymously with the word graduation...interesting that they are actually more opposite than similar...graduation connoting an ending (for me, it has taken nearly 30 years to reach the finish line), and commencement pointing to a beginning...

    So, finally, Saturday, May 9, I will walk across the stage gowned, capped, collared and corded...graduated and ready to commence on a new path...something familiar...more school...entering the Master Social Work program June 8...

    My commencement will be streaming if anyone cares to see me walk at 9 am Central time:

    http://www.tarleton.edu/graduation/index.html

    Congratulations Class of 2015
    I'm happy to be among ye...
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    06 May '15 23:43
    Congratulations on a job well done.
  3. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 May '15 23:58
    Originally posted by hakima
    The term commencement is used synonymously with the word graduation...interesting that they are actually more opposite than similar...graduation connoting an ending (for me, it has taken nearly 30 years to reach the finish line), and commencement pointing to a beginning...

    So, finally, Saturday, May 9, I will walk across the stage gowned, capped, collared ...[text shortened]... tarleton.edu/graduation/index.html

    Congratulations Class of 2015
    I'm happy to be among ye...
    You're a member of the Class of 2015 in more ways than one. I salute you, your work ethic and determination. Kudos on a job well done.
  4. Standard memberhakima
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    Wow! Drew! Thank you so much! What a blessing and a friend you are.
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    07 May '15 07:59
    Originally posted by hakima
    The term commencement is used synonymously with the word graduation...interesting that they are actually more opposite than similar...graduation connoting an ending (for me, it has taken nearly 30 years to reach the finish line), and commencement pointing to a beginning...

    So, finally, Saturday, May 9, I will walk across the stage gowned, capped, collared ...[text shortened]... tarleton.edu/graduation/index.html

    Congratulations Class of 2015
    I'm happy to be among ye...
    Congratulations.

    In my case I never walked gowned, capped, collared and corded...I got my degree from the office without any formality (save showing my ID)...enjoy the party!
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    07 May '15 08:05
    Originally posted by hakima
    The term commencement is used synonymously with the word graduation...interesting that they are actually more opposite than similar...graduation connoting an ending (for me, it has taken nearly 30 years to reach the finish line), and commencement pointing to a beginning...

    So, finally, Saturday, May 9, I will walk across the stage gowned, capped, collared ...[text shortened]... tarleton.edu/graduation/index.html

    Congratulations Class of 2015
    I'm happy to be among ye...
    A great achievement achieved through dedication and hard graft.

    Well done.

    🙂
  7. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    07 May '15 08:19
    Congratulations. It gets harder as you get older!
    (Qualified Teacher at 45)
  8. Standard memberhakima
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    07 May '15 11:30
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Congratulations. It gets harder as you get older!
    (Qualified Teacher at 45)
    I my case (I am 53) It was easier in the sense that I knew what I wanted so I could put my heart into it and focus. Harder, perhaps because I had a lot of life--a home, a job, a marriage, children AND grandchildren to pay attention to at the same time...eventually ihad to shift my focus completely on school, could longer work and relationships suffered.

    I'm taking the commencement walk as a personal reminder of all of the sacrifices.
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    07 May '15 11:35
    Originally posted by hakima
    The term commencement is used synonymously with the word graduation...interesting that they are actually more opposite than similar...graduation connoting an ending (for me, it has taken nearly 30 years to reach the finish line), and commencement pointing to a beginning...

    So, finally, Saturday, May 9, I will walk across the stage gowned, capped, collared ...[text shortened]... tarleton.edu/graduation/index.html

    Congratulations Class of 2015
    I'm happy to be among ye...
    Congratulations to you. 🙂
  10. Standard memberhakima
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    09 May '15 22:06
    Thanks for the good wishes, my friends...Here is the shortened version of the conferral of my degree...(thanks rookie54 for the videotape)

    https://youtu.be/94oKmi7n1l8

    It's been a great day, and now I'm tired!
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    09 May '15 23:40
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    Here, here. Watch out, there's more to come...maybe Dr. hakima? 😉
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    10 May '15 06:21
    Originally posted by hakima
    Thanks for the good wishes, my friends...Here is the shortened version of the conferral of my degree...(thanks rookie54 for the videotape)

    https://youtu.be/94oKmi7n1l8

    It's been a great day, and now I'm tired!
    Congratulations!
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    10 May '15 07:48
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Congratulations. It gets harder as you get older!
    (Qualified Teacher at 45)
    That's an achievement also. Did you have a degree already and take an education course or go for the full BEd? You are in the UK I think?
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    10 May '15 13:39
    Congratulations!
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    10 May '15 18:46
    Happiest lady in the line... I could tell. Good job. Happy Mothers day BTW. 😀
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