love thursday

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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!

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  1. tracey

    What a thrill for you.
    And on a random note… I saw this shot and thought you were me. In this pic, you could be me. I find that funny. Thought I’d share. : )

  2. Brene!
    sending you wishes for a happy Mother’s Day!!! 🙂
    enjoy! LOL!

  3. C. Suzanne Guy

    Hi, C. Brene! I really enjoy reading your blog. The picture brings back so many memories, as graduation day at the GCSW is truly a special occasion. Hard to believe 4 years have passed since I walked across that stage. Enjoy the day with the new grads, and an early Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!

  4. Saba

    Thanks for doing the work you do! The world is a better place for it.

  5. nyjlm

    Graduations are so special aren’t they? How cool that they selected you for this, an honor indeed.

  6. Shalet

    You know what’s great about this picture? Your eyes are smiling. ;o)