Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Graduation!



On May 1st I had my Elementary Education convocation at 8:00 A.M and then the big commencement ceremony with everyone at 10:30 in the McKay Event Center. There were 146 people graduating in the Elem Ed Program and 3,743 people graduating from UVU.



Since I was one of the Valedictorians in the Elementary Education Program, they had me speak at my convocation. Okay, that was not true, I just took a picture at the podium


This picture is of me right after they read my name and gave me my diploma.



This is Julie, one of my good friends in the Elementary Education Program. Thanks to her there was never a dull moment in class.



Without Kory's help with my math classes I would have never graduated. Thanks!



Kory's parents flew in from Virginia for their son Brandon's graduation. Luckily our graduation ceremonies were on different days so they were also able to come to my convocation and commencement as well.



Thanks Mom and Dad!



These are my best buds in the Elementary Education Program. We sat together for two years worth of classes. Thanks Jill, Julie, and Hayley for the fun times in class.



President Monson spoke at commencement. It seemed strange to hear his voice at a school function.



After graduation was over, we had lunch at Tuconos with my parents and Kory's parents and then we were off to Philadelphia. We drove for 7 hours that day, 14 hours the next day, and 11 hours that last day. We finally made it on Sunday night!

14 comments:

Chad and Tina said...

YAY! Now I have your blog! I love all your pictures! I will have to save your blog on mine so I can stay connected with you! Congrats on graduating and thank you for the comment!!

-Tina

Tyler and Erin said...

Congrats Marianne! That is awesome!!

Ann Mitchell said...

WAY TO GO MARIANNE! I GUESS 5TH GRADE WAS HELPFUL TO YOU! GOOD LUCK IN PHILADELPHIA! DO YOU HAVE A JOB YET?

Sophia said...

Congrats on graduating Marianne!!! That drive sounds soooo long. Glad you made it safe and sound!

Nate & Sarah said...

congrats on your graduation!

Jake and Bryton said...

yay! graduated!! and safe in philly :) your little home is safe with us!

Shar said...

Marianne! Congrats! I had no idea you were already leaving. But I guess that's what you guys do every summer... so I should have figured. Well, I am very proud of you! Great job.

We are the Dall family said...

Wow, congrats! You will make an awesome Elementary Teacher!

Val Murphy said...

Way to go Marianne! It feels so good to be done with school doesnt it?

Nelly said...

Yay, good job! No more school!

meganhiltonedps3140 said...

Congratulations! You look so cute in your graduation get up.
You are going to make a remarkable teacher.
Way to go!

Brian and Julie said...

You're so cute! Thanks for making me sound fun instead of immature and insane.

Lindsey Hegehorst said...

merry We miss you at the gym you need to up date this blog so we can see how you are doing lindsey chatfield hegerhorst

Katie said...

Congrats on your graduation! I bet it feels awesome...just like birthdays but no gifts. ;)