Graduation week

I spent the last week traveling to two graduations.  Our oldest daughter graduated on Monday from the College of Wooster, with a BA in Geology.  Heather will be attending the University of Montana in pursuit of a Master’s Degree.

Earlier, on May 6, my sister’s oldest son (Corey) graduated from Officer Candidate’s School at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT.

Ensign McPartlin.  That has a great sound.

A few photos beneath the fold.

The stage at Wooster, before the ceremony.

The stage at Wooster, before the ceremony.

The proud graduate and her grandmother

The proud graduate and her grandmother

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One of Wooster’s strong points is that every student completes a senior Independent Study project.  Here, Heather shows off the fruits of her year-long labor.  (She learned early how to cram lots of hard work into a small space.)

On the grounds of the US Coast Guard Academy in New London.

On the grounds of the US Coast Guard Academy in New London.

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That would be Ensign Corey McPartlin, with his mother and father.  What a great day.

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3 Responses to Graduation week

  1. RBH says:

    Congrats to Heather, even if she didn’t come to Kenyon! 🙂

  2. Ed Darrell says:

    Congrats all around.

    U of Montana? Cool. One of my favorite states (the western part, anyway). She’ll probably be witness to the melting of the last glaciers in Glacier National Park before her degree is done (I hope not, but I fear so). It’s Mike Mansfield’s alma mater — he was sort of a geologist, I guess. At least, he went to school on the money he made from rocks. He mined coal.

    I hope you visit often, and I hope you check out Glacier N.P., Teton N.P., Yellowstone N.P. and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. Montana is a challenge to skeptics, you know — one feels so close to God there.

    A question: Years ago the Coast Guard Academy had a team in an unusual football league in the northeast — every player had to be under 150 pounds. Does that league still exist? Does the CGA still play in it?

  3. Arthur Hunt says:

    Thanks, Ed.

    I don’t know if the under-150 lb league still exists, but I do know that the Coast Guard Academy plays in a regular league nowadays. They’re a Division III school, and play in the same league as Western New England College, where another nephew (hmm… maybe he’s really a cousin – I get these things all confused) played football. No way he was under 150 lbs.

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