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What a relief!

Updated on June 18, 2012
Me in my regalia
Me in my regalia
My school (UNC Greensboro)
My school (UNC Greensboro)
Going up to receive commendations and my diploma
Going up to receive commendations and my diploma
My cousin and I right after graduation
My cousin and I right after graduation
My husband and I
My husband and I
My friends, cousin and I
My friends, cousin and I
My professor
My professor
My family (can you see them?)
My family (can you see them?)
There I am!
There I am!
My uncle, aunt and I (they flew all the way from MD for this! Thank you!)
My uncle, aunt and I (they flew all the way from MD for this! Thank you!)
My mom and dad
My mom and dad

It's about time too!

Hello fellow Hubbers! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I just wanted to thank you all for the support that I received in my darkest hours of exams. I was very much afraid that I would not be able to pass all of my classes this semester.

Why, you ask? I was afraid that my crucial class, General Chemistry II, would be the one that would be the bane of my existence. I was passing the class when I went into my final exam, but when I came out of my final exam, I feared the worst. This was the class that would decide whether or not I graduated this semester. Did I? YES!!

I am finally a UNCG graduate- Class of 2011! This has been a rough roller coaster ride, but in the end, it all paid off. All of the hard work, studying, homework, etc. did not seem like it was going to help me in the long run. But now that I think about it, I just may be able to use at least some of the material I studied. I hope that is a good thing, right?

So I just wanted to share some pictures with you of my wonderful walk to the stage to receive some handshakes, kudos and my "diploma". Did you know that inside the diploma cover is a letter stating that your degree will be mailed to you? How funny is that? I get that all of the grades have to be entered into a final transcript before any degrees can be mailed out, but it is still weird to me.

I was so nervous the morning of the ceremony. I seem to be very accident prone, and I hoped that I wouldn't fall on the way up there or while I was walking on the stage. It was funny to see the people that were dancing on the way up to get their diplomas. They seemed so happy. When it was my turn, I went up there, gave the announcer my name card, waited for her to mis-pronounce my name (everyone does it; I'm used to it) and then walked across the stage. I had no facial expressions because I was so nervous. I shook hands with the Chancellor of UNCG and the Dean of my school. I then walked off and smiled for the photographer. Only then, as I was walking back to my seat, could I breathe properly. Now that I think about it, I think I should have at least smiled. But no, I was too nervous.

After the ceremony, I wanted to search for some of my friends and professors who told me they would be attending the graduation ceremony. However, as my uncle and aunt were visiting and had a flight to catch soon, I wanted to have lunch with them before they left. After all, they traveled all the way from Maryland just to be there for my graduation. So I did not get to see my friends until later that evening when my dad took us all out to dinner.

It was a relief to graduate. I have been at UNCG for 5 years. I think that now that I am done with my undergraduate, it's time to move on to bigger and better things. I wonder how the job market in Nutrition Education or Nutrition Science is these days? If anyone has some information, please do let me know.

Here are the links to both sets of Graduation Photos. Enjoy them!



As always, thoughts, comments and ideas are welcomed! Have a wonderful day!


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    • rlaha profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi Ian.

      Thank you! Yes, I was really scared there for a minute, rather for a few days. After I took my Chemistry final, I was worried because the pass rate is 50%. I ended up getting a 61% but still managed to pass the class because my average was higher. So my grade didn't go down too much and I still managed to pass. Whew!

      Wow, Latin? It sounds like an interesting tale. When I was in high school I thought I would take Latin in college as a language. HOwever, that never happened. It would have been interesting if I had taken it I think.

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • alian346 profile image


      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      This is so good, Rani!

      I'm so chuffed for you - well done - and what a relief that horrible chemistry didn't let you down!!

      D'you know one of my degrees is so old that it's in Latin - honestly!!


    • rlaha profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Spartanburg, SC

      Hi KwameG! Thank you for your words of wisdom and inspiration! Thanks also for stopping by!

    • KwameG profile image


      6 years ago from MS

      Congrats - hopefully, along with all the things you have learn in school, you have come to realize, that most fear is self-induced, as is courage. Be brave, stay strong and keep on keeping on.. :-)


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