When it was my turn to go on stage-after all the yammering from the Deans about social justice and blah-blah-blah-I handed the announcer my card. Typically people don't pronounce my name correctly, they usually say A-lisa, or Alison-don't understand that one. So I put the phonetic pronunciation: uh LIH s uh. So the announce looks at me and says A-lisa Dawson. I look at him smile, shake my head no, and walk to where I'm directed. So the moral of the story is that it doesn't matter wither I put the phonetic pronunciation or not, they are never gonna get it.
And the cords you see above, the gold ones, those are my honors cords and let me tell you they cheated me. In order to get suma cum lade you needed a 3.8 gpa, mine was a 3.77- I was a little peeved, because I really wanted a burgundy cord too, and suma cum lade, but I decided not to be a big brat about it. Oh well.
My family was able to make it-I'd put a picture up of my mom and brothers but they would probably not like that-you're welcome guys! But this is me and my dad! (:
I'm so grateful to everyone who had helped me in any way through these past six and a half years. It's been such a long journey and I'm so grateful to finally have accomplished and ended this part of my life. I love learning and growing, but I'm so glad to be done with school, no more papers to write, or presentations to give, no more exams. Life is good.