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The final punctuation mark

June 15, 2008

Today I attended my own graduation ceremony (which is why there’s no Sea-Floor Sunday this week … sorry).

I defended my PhD back in December, worked on revisions and officially submitted the dissertation in January, and then started a new job utilizing said PhD in February. All those milestones were more climactic than today’s event … but it was still nice to put that final mark on this long educational journey. It was fun to have my advisor “hood” me and all that too.

Now I’m officially officially done!


As promised in the comments below, here’s a photo of me and my adviser at graduation yesterday (note fancy-schmancy hood, which is more like a super-hero cape, and diploma in hand).


16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2008 5:42 pm

    Congratulations! Probably feels real good to have it completely and officially done.

  2. June 15, 2008 6:27 pm


  3. June 15, 2008 6:30 pm

    Nice blog and i have your link

  4. June 15, 2008 7:15 pm

    Congrats! Somehow it never seems completely official without all the hoopla, no matter how boring a lot of the speeches before the diploma can be! :)

  5. June 15, 2008 7:46 pm

    Well done Dr Brian.

  6. June 15, 2008 7:48 pm

    Congratuf*ckinglations! :)

  7. June 15, 2008 8:25 pm

    wow, thanks everybody!

  8. June 15, 2008 8:26 pm

    Awesome, Dr. Romans.

  9. June 15, 2008 10:17 pm

    Congratulations Brian.

  10. June 15, 2008 11:23 pm

    Congratulations! Of course, this post is scandalously short of pictures of you in full, embarrassing graduation garb…

  11. June 16, 2008 6:00 am

    Congratulations! I agree with Chris – let’s see some photos of the officially-newly-minted PhD in one of those “Will spontaneously combust if it’s too hot out” robes!

  12. June 16, 2008 6:03 am

    Congratulations Brian !

    (I too am looking forward to seeing those photos…)

  13. June 16, 2008 6:13 am

    Photos! Photos! Photos! *pound table with fists*

  14. June 16, 2008 6:42 am

    Well … I suppose I can’t ignore such enthusiastic requests … I’ll update this post tonight or tomorrow with some photos.

  15. June 17, 2008 1:29 am

    Many congratulations!

    And nice photo – even though the full superheroness of the hood cannot be appreciated from that angle…

  16. June 17, 2008 7:20 am

    Congratulations for mastering that long and hard path!

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