Following the breakfast I was off to Barton Hall to get my robe to be properly garbed for being a part of the faculty group in the procession into the seating area as a part of the ceremonies. I recently purchased my own hood and cap so this was my inaugural use of some of my regalia. (Perhaps I need to purchase the robe as well). Before the ceremonies I had a chance to congratulate one of my advisees, Tyler Tauck and wish him well as he searches for just the right position. Engineering graduates seem to be in demand now and I anticipate he will do well in his search.
|Tyler Tauck - Environmental Engineering Grad
|Colleague Norm Scott
Following the ceremony we enjoyed a reception with goodies and drinks of various kinds while family, friends and students took the many photographs needed to document and celebrate the occasion.
For me it was an enjoyable interlude with both student and faculty friends and a chance to chat with current faculty and even with a faculty member who had been a student in one of my classes in the late 70's. Goodness, students do age too!!
It was a great day for skiing as well and thankfully I was able to be on the slopes by 1:10 PM for an enjoyable sunny afternoon on the snow. A very satisfying day.