Saturday, May 4, 2013

Graduation Week Festivities

Dear friends

My third daughter, Rachel, graduated from the UCF College of Nursing yesterday.

The festivities started on Tuesday with her pinning ceremony.

My ten children, one son-in-law and I after the pinning
One of my married daughters prepared a reception at her apartment for us after the pinning ceremony.


Wednesday night was the Honor's convocation.  Rachel took the challenge of doing Honors in the Major, which required a thesis.  Here is her bound copy of "Factors Contributing to the Commission of Errors and the Omission of Standard Nursing Practice Among New Nurses."

Rachel with her thesis chairperson,
Dr. Linda Gibson-Young

Rachel also graduated Summa Cum Laude ("with highest honors") for having a GPA in the top 2.5% of her class.  She is one of only two students in her nursing program to get Summa and do Honors in the Major.  We are so proud of her!

Graduation day...

Time for the traditional graduation pictures around campus, including the one at the top of this post...

In the reflecting pool

Let's note here that I am also a UCF alumni, 1985 B.S. Management (see left).  So is my oldest daughter, a 2008 Journalism graduate. See Graduation days! (Mary's and mine), The campus has changed so much, but this is one familiar building!  I should also note that UCF is now the second largest university in the United States.  Go Knights!

Dome in the UCF Student Union building
directly above the UCF insignia in the top photo


  1. Wow, many congratulations to your beautiful daughter. It sounds like she has a fine nursing career ahead of her.


  2. Congratulations to your daughter! Wonderful photos of her special day.

  3. Great photos. I really like the one standing on the UCF emblem.

  4. Congratulations to your daughter for her great accomplishment--and that reception spread looks amazing!

  5. I didn't get a picture of the food until it was half gone. Pigs in the blanket were the big hit. Also, spinach artichoke dip in a bread bowl, fresh veggies and fruit, crackers and cheese, cookies, cake and probably more I'm not thinking of right now. :-)

  6. Wow, what a wonderful accomplishment! And how neat that you have a family trend going there at that University! You have an absolutely beautiful family!


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