Here are some of the pictures of my graduation from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville on May 11, 2001.
This is the graduate (me) pondering the meaning of life after my graduation in front of the Torch Bearer, a well known landmark on campus with an almost non-stop flame.
Here is my family that attended my graduation. The two women that you have not seen in my family pictures before is Fabienne (left - foreign exchange student we had in 1988 who is now living in New York City) and Amy (middle back - my brother's wife).
Here I am sitting in-between my proud parents.
From left to right is Katie, moi, Dorie, and Rosa. These are some of my friends that I found after graduation. It was a mess, so I didn't see all of my friends. As you can see, Dorie also graduated.
Here I am with the lovely Nicole. I was lucky enough to see her one last time at graduation before I left college.
Here I am anxiously awaiting the ceremony to begin so I can officially graduate.
As opposed to some, who thought I was sleeping through my college gradution, I am not sleeping. Sleeping during an event as momentous as this would be unheard of. I actually broke the record on a cell phone game called snake.
The orange arrow is pointing at me walking across the stage to receive my diploma (well, actually a blank piece of paper wrapped in a nice orange bow.
A whole row of engineers passing by the crowd with they fake diplomas in hand. I do believe I have had a class with all the graduates seen in the picture (they are all engineers).
Me after the ceremony playing with my Order of the Engineer ring (look at my right hand pinky next time you see me).
After four years of college, it would appear that there are a few things I have not learned, like how to dress for an important event. Well, I actually started packing all of my stuff before I went to the ceremony and realized that I had packed all my nice black shoes. It turns out that my sandals were black, so I just wore those instead. It was a lot more comfortable.
Here is the cake that was at my graduation party. It was a picture of when I was much younger.
I was lucky enough to celebrate my graduation with many of my relatives. It was a good time with them.
Here I am talking to Julia dn Fabienne.
Just in case you didn't believe me that I did actually graduate, here is a copy of my diploma. The real one is a lot bigger, about 17" by 13" and they mailed it to me in a large orange and white tube - how fitting.
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