The occasion is the 121st Commencement at the University of Nevada, Reno. The star of the show:
The ceremony began at 8:15 Saturday morning. Why so early? Because usually by noon the wind picks up, and everybody's mortarboard would have blown away. But the weather held beautifully for the entire event, with just enough chill in the air to keep everyone awake. (The very next day we had snow most of the day!)
For the class of 2011, UNR had 2012 graduates! And of those 2012 graduates, our Kathie was one of just eight "Senior Scholars" selected, due to her outstanding grade point average.
Oh heck, we bragged about that last time, didn't we. Well, we can brag all we want, 'cause this is our blog.
And because this is our blog, we'll show you a bunch of pictures of what went on in our corner of the world. And if you want to see more pictures, you'll find them at this Web Album.
|The core four of our family: Suzy, Jerry, Kathie, Deb|
|The all-important decision -- placement of the lily on the cap.|
|Kathie with the man who made it all possible -- husband Shawn.|
|Deb, Kathie and Kat's friend Megan.|
|As Senior Scholar for the School of Journalism, Kathie was the standard bearer for the school during the Processional.|
|Just a face in the crowd?|
|Kat receives her diploma.|
|Kathie is congratulated by the University's new President, Marc Johnson.|
|Afterwards. Kat greets Shawn|
|Gets a kiss|
|And breaks into tears of success, relief, weariness, and joy.|
|Kat greets Natalie, her very best friend from high school days in Butte, MT.|
|And her grandson (our great grandson) Darren.|
|Looking back on the day!|
|Kathie and her oh-so-proud Mama!|