Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Duquesne University Campus #GraduationDay

After we took some  pictures in our backyard, we head out to Pittsburgh.  My husband did not attend the  Baccalaureate mass and the commencement  ceremony because he didn't want us to be there for more than 6 hours.  Commencement is when all the degrees is conferred  upon all the graduates  as a group.  Although he signed up for the  reception, we didn't go to it because the location was a bit far from where the location of the  ceremony is.  Our daughter did not have a  jacket on that day so we didn't want to  walk around.
Thye commencement ceremony  was just  finish when we get there so all the graduates were still taking pictures in  the field.
Although we have been to this campus so many times when my daughter was still taking piano lessons here, we didn't know where the location of the graduation so we looked around.  The good thing is that, we had plenty of time to do it since we got there rather early.
Duquesne University is a huge campus so there's a lot of walking involve.  I am glad I did not wear heels that day, it would have been  so uncomfortable.
While we wait for the  people to leave and vacate the  place where we were going, we stopped in front of the building where my daughter used to go for  her music class, the Mary Pappert School of Music.

Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private Catholic university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Tuition cost an arm and a leg in my opinion  but it is like that  in every school I guess.  Glad my husband  used  the G.I. Bill he got left in pursuing  his master's  or else, we won't be able to afford it.  His work also offered some financial help granted he would stay in the company for  several years after he graduate and  that he maintain an A grade which he did.  
I can tell how relieved my husband was after taking his last test for the semester.  Now, he can relax and used the knowledge he  learned in doing his job.
He recently assumed the roles of two people in his department because his co-team leader got transferred to another  department.  He said that his manager was expecting him to fail, at least they were setting him up to fail.  They scheduled some presentations  that my husband has to do without telling him in advance to see if he is doing his job right and  he is glad that he did it without problem.  
He said that his manager gave him a Not-Promotable in his review but  my husband asked him what exactly the standard for promotable.  He was encouraged to apply for a managerial position back then but he didn't want to do it because he doesn't want  a huge responsibility so I guess  the management took that as negative.  But he defended himself by saying that  it doesn't he did not want to apply for a certain position that he is not promotable.  I am sure that when is given the right opportunity, he would take it if he think he would enjoy doing it.
Anyway, back to the graduation, we went inside the  gymnasium where the  diploma ceremony is going to be held a couple of hours early.
When you have an 11 year old boy with you who can't sit still, it's challenging.

So we let him roam around the gymnasium while there is no people yet just so he could burn some energy.  I just wish that my daughter have anticipated for the cold temperature inside the gym.  She caught a cold after   this event.

But despites  all the hoo and haa issues, we are so happy that my husband is finally done with school.  I was teasing him that he should  go for  the Phd lol.  He said he is done!  I don't blame him, after I got done with my master's , I will never go back to school again.  Not unless it is something I would love to do like landscaping or photography.  



To all the graduates, Kudos to a job well done, especially to a great guy right here.

19 travelers' comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

My son graduated from Umass Amhearst and there were about 5000 kids that graduated with him - the ceremony only took about 90 minutes.

AiringMyLaundry said...

So awesome! Congrats to your husband. I would wear comfy shoes too. I am all about flats. I rarely wear heels.

Alli Smith said...

Congrats to your husband! College graduation ceremonies are always so long. I remember when my son got his masters, it took forever before they called his name to walk across the stage.

Jeanette said...

WOW congratulations to your hubby! What a great accomplishment! I can't believe that it takes over 6 hours though! I can't blame you for not wanting to stay for the whole thing!

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Tons of graduations going on all around the country. Congratulations to all the graduates.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

It sounds like an amazing day! Congratulations to your husband on his graduation.

Janet Coon said...

Congrats to your husband! I don't think that I'd have the patience for the ceremony either though ;-))

Melissa Chapman said...

The campus looks great and graduating is always a special time. Both my kids will be graduating next year so we have to get ready.

Tasheena Womack said...

Congratulations to all of the graduates! It looks like a beautiful campus. I have to ask my family how my son did during my ceremonies. I could imagine he was impatient as well.

Franc said...

Congrats to your husband on his masters degree. You look so proud and completely happy with the milestone.

valmg said...

Congratulations to your husband on attaining his degree. College is a lot of work, especially for someone who's also working.

Marysa said...

What a great accomplishment, especially when you are juggling a family and other things in life. I've never been to the Duquesne University campus, but I've traveled around Pittsburgh and almost went on the Duquesne incline :)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Congratulations to your husband. My husband is working on his degree while working two jobs, so I understand how big of an accomplishment this is for your husband. I am sure that you are all very proud of him!

Angela Bethea said...

I think it s really challenging to have a child with you at that time who can't sit still. Congratulations to your husband on his accomplishment!

Ricci Ellis said...

Congrats to your husband on graduating!! What a great experience for the whole family!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations to your husband! My husband was in school while working and when we had little kids and it was quite a challenge.

Terri Beavers said...

Wow, congrats to your spouse. What a great accomplishment and I know he appreciates each and everyone of you being there to support him.

Inhale Love with Nita said...

Congratulations to your husband! What a beautiful family!

Alison Rost said...

So nice to have the whole family there! I love your smiles, so genuinely happy! It is a day worth celebrating after all. Congratulations to your husband and to all of you as well!

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