Commencement….graduation….you can smell the anticipation in the air…it starts months before the actual ceremony and you get into a “mode.” It’s similar to when the high school kiddos start to lose focus right around May, knowing that their last day of school is around the corner. It’s the same with the hubby, a teacher…he goes into “summer hubby” once June begins and then, there’s no turning back. Summer takes over and we’re in full summer mode.
One of my favorite corporate event clients is the crew from the UC Irvine Graduate Division. I have worked with them for a few years now, helping them document their events…from symposiums to last Saturday’s Graduate Hooding Ceremony. As I walked through the blue doors of the Bren Events Center, my graduation day memories flooded into my mind. I too, was feeling the anticipation of walking down the center aisle in my cap and gown, to the “graduation march” song. I looked around at these graduate students and they had so much to be proud of…getting a Masters or PhD degree is a huge achievement in life and I was proud of each and every one of them (despite not knowing a single soul there!).
So, CONGRATULATIONS to the Graduate Class of 2010!! To much success in your futures! Cheers!