Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's Official--With all the Pomp and Circumstance

Steve officially graduated over the weekend (complete with honours). It was fantastic. Steve's Grandma Williams flew from Utah, my parents drove from Wichita, and Steve's parents (plus, Thomas, Heidi, Heather, Reagan, and Scarlett) all came too. Since Steve didn't walk for his Masters in Illinois, we thought that maybe he should do it this time, since he will never be going to school EVER AGAIN! (Well, at least as a student, I guess technically he will be going to school for the rest of his life--as a professor).

These pictures are taken after the doctoral hooding ceremony

So here he is. Let me introduce to you: Dr. Stephenson Beck


I actually like this picture better. Without the dorky hat, and the look on his face--well, he just looks so relieved.


Steve and his wonderful advisor Joann Keyton. I can't say enough good things about this woman. She has been the best advisor for Steve. Always determined to push him to write better and submit more publications, and always determined to make him graduate so he wouldn't be the "eternal student." It worked. Steve finished in 3 years instead of 4--Joann I'M ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO YOU!!!


The whole gang:


Finally it's OVER!

11 Comments:

At 6:54 PM, Blogger Debbi said...

Congratulations Dr. Beck! I like Steve's outfit but I really liked your dress Sarah where did you get it, since we already have one dress in common why not two! ;0)

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger heidi said...

yes sarah, please tell us more about that amazing dress! you should share some of your shopping savvy with us!
and congratulations again to steve. what a great brother, father, son, husband, and prof!

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger MaryAnn said...

Congrats to the whole Beck family! Best Wishes!!

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I can't believe that it has been a year since Daves graduation, time flies. What a happy day for you all. I also love the dress, do tell where you got it. Congrats again on all the hard work.

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger Sarah S said...

I agree - darling dress!! I am so thrilled for you guys. it IS such a relief to be done!

when is your big moving day?

 
At 7:42 AM, Blogger Anne Marie said...

Congratulations!!!! You deserve a ceremony too. And I'm with everyone else, that dress is absolutely gorgeous. Here's to never being a student again!

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Allie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! That is wonderful and what an accomplishment. Only three years! I am so excited for the day when Jeff will be done.

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger Winters Family said...

Dr. Beck... that's got a nice ring to it! Congratulations. Many hard years have finally paid off. Good job! You look so cute in that dress too!

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger Livin' Single said...

i liked the hat. he can volunteer at the renaissance festival whenever he wants. congrats to the both of you!

 
At 7:04 AM, Blogger Mom said...

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At 7:06 AM, Blogger Mom said...

We are so proud of both of you!!

 

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