Saturday, June 16, 2007

Susan C. Pesznecker, M.A. in Writing

It's true: after two years of hard work, I've finished my Masters degree in nonfiction writing!

Commencement was today-- June 16, 2007--at Portland's Rose Garden Arena. Almost 2000 students took part, and the Arena was almost completely filled.

Here are Erin and I getting ready in the morning:

Here are Bill and I outside the house at about 8:15 am, getting ready to leave:

And here's the kids.... (l-r: Erin Rebecca)

Inside the Arena:

After the Event:

Presents! Lots of goodies, including an ivory salmon necklace from Bill, a beautiful basket with hand-written quotes from Erin, a beautiful blue moonstone ring from Scott, and a hanging planter filled with stonecrop (note: Grey School "Stones Lodge inside joke") from Rebecca.

Dinner at the outback Steak House. Here we are, making a toast:

And here we are, having trouble making it to the car.

A lovely day! It's been quite a journey:
  • Sunset High School: 1972
  • Linfield School of Nursing, 1975: R.N. (Honors)
  • Clackamas Community College, 2003: A.A. (English; Honors)
  • Portland State University, 2005: B.A. (English; Summa Cum Laude)
  • Portland State University, 2007; M.A. (Writing; Phi Kappa Phi national scholastic honorary)
Now I can officially sign myself as Susan C. Pesznecker, R.N., M.A.!

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