Thursday, May 14, 2009

Graduation weekend, Part 1

It's over! I was exhausted before graduation weekend began, but it actually ended up being really fun. Because this blog serves the dual purpose of being a personal record of my life as well as keeping family and friends near and far up-to-date on the happenings of the North Carolina branch of the Prieto/Pratt-Bosley clan, I should let you know that I fully plan to put a rediculous number of photos on the next few posts of graduation weekend. Hey. I earned it.

On Saturday morning (May 9th), the Master of Social Work hooding ceremony was held at the UNC Memorial Hall. It felt kind of important to be sharing a stage that people like Yo-Yo Ma and the Bolshoi Ballet have traipsed across.

Family pictures: Dad and Emili drove down from New Jersey for the celebrations, and mom flew in from Hawaii for three weeks.

The inside of Memorial Hall. Fascinating, I know. We have some shots of the hooding, but they were generally blurry and unpleasant, so I'm ommiting them. Below is Jack Richmond, dean of the School of Social Work.

Having grown up in a Waldorf School and dabled in various things, I have always felt like I was a Jack of all Trades, Master of None. Now I have the interesting title of Master of Social Work. I think I could get used to that...

Friends and family photos after the hooding ceremony. Above is my friend Katherine Spinney (Talya, where did you go? Bueller? Bueller?), who along with my friend Talya has been a talented, wise and loyal friend through the process of grad school.

With professor and boss of my research job, Natasha Bowen. Below are friends Jason Hill and Natasha Wells.

With my great friend Zumrad, and her husband Ubek and daughter Amina. She calls me her "doula" because I was present at Amina's birth. What a pretty little thing she is! Below is Anne Jones, my Couples Therapy class professor.

At the "Old Well", the center and symbol of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Everything UNC has the insignia of this well stamped somewhere on it...

Yay! It's over!


Lauren said...

Yea! Congratulations. I love your pictures. Party it up!

Lauren said...

Hey, so I was just reading the Marcos an area 70? It wouldn't even surprise me.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations Metta!!

Sarah said...

Congrats Metta!