The students came in by processional - you can see the happy faces.
There were 45 grads this year, with approximately 350 guests.
The class had chosen 3 student speakers and two faculty speakers. This was the most speakers ever in the time I've been there. But all of the speeches were short, to the point, and well done.
Two students took their places at the podium and proceeded to honor me on my retirement. I was pleasantly surprised. The students gave me a bouquet (on the right), as did the faculty (on the left).
They all autographed this mug - I especially liked the signature on the inside.
I have to admit, it was a bit of an emotional time.
Here I am with one of the profs and one of the students.
And, last, my boss on the left, my co-worker who is moving next week, and whom I will really miss, beside me, with one of my prof friends on my left.