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Congratulations to all of the Graduates

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The college where I teach had their graduation recently and it was an amazing experience to see so many folks getting their college degree.  The large building was packed with new graduates, family, friends, and faculty.  I can't say I enjoyed wearing the academic regalia that faculty is required to wear as they are a tad uncomfortable and warm.  But, I did love seeing all of the accomplishment and joy in the field house.

Congratulations to all of you that got high school degrees, college degrees, and other accomplishment where a degree or certificate was conferred upon you.  You deserve all of the great feelings you have because what  you accomplished took a lot of hard work, determination, and dedication. 

Many of my students work full-time and/or are raising a family while going to school. I am so awed by these students.  They are amzing to me and it is wonderful to get to be their profess for a class or two and contribute to their success.

If you, or someone for whom you care, graduate recently please leave a comment.

Congratulations Graduate!

erick99 posted May 29, 2013

My sister just graduated and I was amazed at how many parents and students working part-time and full-time were there (they had people stand). Congratulations on getting your students through! Most of my academic success can be attributed to the instructors that have supported and inspired me. :)

dealwagger (rep: 10.3k) posted May 29, 2013


It saddens me how people get useless degrees and complain about lack of jobs. I'm glad the number of graduating engineers and doctors is increasing. Just fathom the improvement they will bring to society

mrbob (rep: 245) posted May 29, 2013


College shouldn't be just about getting a job. It was always an important personal goal for me and mostly about acquiring knowledge. I don't think the knowledge gained is useless by any means.

erick99 (rep: 432k) posted May 29, 2013


Some degrees don't build knowledge. Some students I talked to who were getting degrees in social work said they never go to class and always pass the exams since they ask questions like "how does (blank) make you feel?" They said the hardest part of their degrees was 400 hours community service. Other online degrees have all the answers posted online. I'm saying I'm proud of all those who will improve society with the knowledge they gained through integrity and perseverance.

mrbob (rep: 245) posted May 30, 2013


mrbob, don't let a few bad apples spoil the bunch. We need the humanizing effects of the humanities...a knowledgable, wise populace makes the best kind a society. [Most people i met who majored in social work/studies are kind, productive people, who work hard to improve society, full of ''knowledge,integrity and perseverance''.] Wasn't it mainly the short-sighted, greedy, sociopathic bankers and people on wall street that ruined the whole economy?

dddsss (rep: 22.9k) posted May 31, 2013


No, I believe that was the fed

mrbob (rep: 245) posted May 31, 2013


I missed my college life

amy58809 (rep: 4) posted Jun 02, 2013


@amy58809. Did you live in a dorm/sorority?

erick99 (rep: 432k) posted Jun 02, 2013