These are (applicable) pictures from my January M.A. graduation from Wilkes University (PDF format because they’re ginormous files, apparently, or something)… They’ve been on the Wilkes message boards since early April, but I never check those things (one internet-related thing I’ve just never gotten the hang of), so I didn’t find them until now.
Not exactly like being there, haha, but they’re nice for viewing anyway. The group picture is my 525 class (the graduating M.A. students). [I'm using nicknames here, as will become apparent...] From left to right: (back row) Angie, Viannah, Jimboni, unknown*, Matt, Rick, Rob Rogers, (Jon) Rocks; (front row) Lori Myers, Papa (Michael) Suppa, Tara Ciami, Lori Mills, Sarah, Cory, Donna, Carol, Justice, Shirl, Scotty, Bev, Anna, Michael Workstel; (not shown) Laura Baudo, Nick.
* (don’t know that guy because he took an extra semester and wasn’t technically part of our cohort but was still graduating)
Then there’s me and my mentor, Dr. Mike Lennon. He’s been my mentor from the beginning of my writing my manuscript and still is. And the last one is me looking at my (fake, of course) diploma. Shortly after this picture was taken, I burst into tears and Laura Baudo had to comfort me. haha I’m a sucker for important occasions, I guess. Plus, I was just plain exhausted by that time.