Monday, June 15, 2009

Proud Parent, Part 2

Brian graduated from Oregon State University this past Saturday. He elected to participate in the Entire University Graduation Ceremony.

We got up at the crack of dawn and drove to Corvallis to join him for a pre-ceremony bagel.


Then off to Reser Stadium to get some covered seats - it had been raining off and on the entire drive down, and we didn't want to get wet.

Then lots of waiting, until we could see the graduation procession (all 2000+ participants) marching down the street. It was displayed on the stadium Jumbotron, and was completely impressive.

He's in there somewhere

Lots of processing in, then the speeches (good ones!), the PhD presentations, then the mass diploma presentation. Everyone received their very own real diploma.

Received the diploma!

Brian and parents

We hiked through the campus to have a celebratory lunch at McMenamin's.

Brian starts his 6 month intership at Mentor Graphics in a week.


Andy said...

Congratulations, Mom!

Our son Zach graduated from UBC last month. For us, it's two down, with one more to go....

Blake said...

On behalf of OSU Admissions, congrats to Brian...and parents for making it through.