Sunday, May 20, 2012

You May Call Me Master

So today Hollins University held its 170th commencement, and conveyed upon me the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Degree.

Today I took the ring, and I became the master! (A little paraphrasing of Lord of the Rings there.)

Finally! I have that diploma.

Me in my graduation get-up.

Me, Katy and Joyce. we had a writing class together.
You'd think I could have smiled!

The line up!

Friends and family watching as we march along.

Hollins University President Nancy Gray gives the welcoming speech.

The piece of paper that brings it all together.

Thank you, dear readers, for putting up with my self-indulgence in blog posts over my weekend of commencement exercises. One doesn't graduate from college every day and I wanted to document the experience. I hope that everyone who has ever considered continuing their education will take the steps to move forward. Learning is a life-long endeavor, and I heartily encourage it.

Follow your dreams!


  1. Congratulations Anita! That's quite an accomplishment. You have much to be proud of.

  2. Congrats on your degree, Anita!

  3. You are an inspiration to women of all ages, Anita. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! Now you are like the Scarecrow and have a piece of paper to tell people how smart you are. If only you could get it tattooed on you somewhere and people could know and be impressed even before you speak. Good job! Go treat yourself to something indulgent. You deserve it!


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