Sunday, June 3, 2012

2012 Westminster College Graduation

Wow, what an emotional (and busy) two days we had!  Emilee graduated, with honors, from Westminster College on Saturday, June 2, 2012.  The day started out with a graduation brunch at the beautiful Westminster campus.  The ceremony was held at The Maverick Center.  I had never been to a college graduation before, and I was really impressed!  Emilee graduated with a BS in Aviation Flight Operations and a minor in Airport Management.  She worked so hard to obtain this degree and it was an extremely difficult degree to obtain.  She became a licensed pilot rated up to a multi-engine rating.  She survived extremely hard math, science and physics classes as well as took numerous liberal arts classes that broadened her knowledge and outlook on the world.  She is one of the smartest people I know and we are so proud of her and of all her hard work!  Emilee's goal is to get hired on at Salt Lake International Airport and start a career in airport management.  She did a five month internship there and has an excellent chance of getting hired on in the next couple of months.

Me and Em in front of Converse Hall.
Em and Dave in front of Converse Hall.

Em before graduation.

My happy graduate!
Davey and Emmy!

Em and Richard after the ceremony.

Proud parents!

Grandparents and Emilee.
While sitting through the graduation ceremony yesterday, it really made me realize how important and exciting education is.  I was so impressed with the number of students graduating and of their accomplishments.  They all had worked so hard and you could tell how excited they all were to finally graduate!  The students receiving their masters degrees were older, for the most part, and that really made me want to go back to school and finish what I started so many years ago.  It is exciting to learn and it's too bad we often don't realize that until later in life.  Even Emilee said it made her want to maybe go on and get a masters degree at some point. A college degree is a monumental accomplishment and I am so proud of my daughter for hanging in there and getting to the end!  Way to go Emilee!  We love you!  Thank you for a wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to both Emilee and David! They are great kids and have accomplished so much. We know that will be successful in whatever they choose to do in the future! What a happy two days for your family :)