Sunday, June 14, 2009

We Have A Doctor In The House!

Yesterday was my nephew's graduation. Each of the 52 graduates got to invite 15 guests. Out 1,400 that applied for their doctorates only 53 were accepted. One of their classmates died before he was able to finish - they gave him an Honorary Doctorate ( there was moment of silence for him during the ceremony). It was an honor for me to be asked to attend. In the picture above, my nephew had just been presented his diploma. See on the left side of the picture? They are putting on the "sash."
These are the words to the oath they all say orally during the presentation.

While saying the oath, they are standing. Their right hands are raised. The guests are seated during this part of the ceremony.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_dress If you want to learn about the gowns, caps and tassels, this link is very interesting. When obtaining a doctorate degree, each field is represented with a different color "sash."


This is my very proud sister and her husband with their son .... "The Doctor!"
Every one flies back to Colorado today. They fly back again to Arizona in couple days for the wedding. On Friday, the title will be Dr. and Mrs. ....... I wish him and his to-be-wife the best!





8 comments:

Tanna said...

What an accomplishment! I know you are proud of your nephew!

Mildred said...

Congrats to your nephew and best wishes.

Diane C. said...

Wow, congratulations to your nephew! Interesting info about the sash colors; I love the Lilac color!

Prospero said...

That's quite an achievement. You'll have to get used to saying "Doctor" now.

Busy Bee Suz said...

How exciting. Oh, how I need a Dentist in our family!!!
Love the pictures.

a corgi said...

congrats to your nephew for both his academic achievement and his soon to be marriage!! I'm sure all are proud of him!

betty

Susie said...

Wow! What an honor!!!

jennifer said...

An amazing accomplishment! I know that your family is so proud!