Sunday, May 10, 2009

I made it!

I decided to participate in commencement despite the fact that my family wasn't going to be coming. A few of my good friends were able to come and support me. The last pic is of me and Chrissy Freeman a girl in my ward who also got her Masters.
We wore our hoods into the ceremony due to the swine flu pandemic. We also didn't shake hands with UTSA's president for the same reason.
An interesting tidbit from the ceremony is a mariachi band played as we exited the building. Only in Texas. They were wearing orange and blue sombreros (UTSA's colors).
My friend asked me if I felt any smarter now that I have my Masters. Not any smarter than I was yesterday. I don't regret getting my Masters at all and am contemplating a PhD. I am admitted to another Masters program right now. The Masters in Instructional Technology program and will be taking one class this summer.


The Mortensens said...

Congratulations Shelly! Is the swine flu still a problem in Texas? I thought things were getting better? I hope so because I'm secretly hoping Landon gets a job in San Antonio!

You should definitely go for Instructional Technology. I really liked my Instructional Psych. and Tech. class. Any plans to teach or are you going to concentrate on your education first?

Linford Family said...

Congratulations!! Sorry no family could come and support! That was going to be the case with Bret's graduation this Sat. But my parents' thing got canceled, so looks like they might come now. They are a lot closer to us than your parent's are to you though-it's just about 2 1/2 hrs for them. Looks like Bret's not going to be the only one in the family with 2 Masters. Way to go and good luck!

Elise said...

WHOO-HOO!!!! YAY!!!! Big CONGRATS my dear! You DID IT!!!! I wish I could be there to help celebrate- I'll keep my eyes peeled for good fares to SA & maybe we can celebrate in the fall together :) Sure think you're amazing! XOXO

Maryann said...

Congratulations! I would have loved to come and see your commencement. I was thinking of you the other day thinking we should get together again. I think we are going to try to be down there on Wednesday.
We sure love you. You are an amazing person!

Rebex said...

I'm so happy for you! Good job!!! :)