Today is Love Thursday over at Shutter Sisters and I’m celebrating one of the great loves of my life – teaching! I can hardly believe that I’ve taught at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work for 10 years.
Last week I learned that the graduating students selected me to hood them at graduation (hoods are part of the regalia for masters and doctoral students). Graduation rehearsal was tonight. This is a picture of me and Eric Johnson (one of our graduates who actually took four of my classes during his 2 years in the program). He’s the tallest graduate in the class so we figured if I could get the hood on him, the others would be safe. The students walk on stage when their names are called. They carry their hood over their arms and as their graduate degrees are officially bestowed, I place the hood over their heads and around their shoulders. It’s a very special tradition!
To the graduating class of 2008 – what an honor! I can’t wait to spend graduation day with you! Thank you for all you have taught me.
And, thank you to Amy who took this picture and is graduating with her doctoral degree on Saturday. I’m sorry . . . Dr. Amy!