Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Graduation Celebration

Just a few photos of this last week's graduation activities...

Us at the College of Math & Sciences Selected Assembly 2011, Michael was receiving the CMS Outstanding Thesis Award!

This is Michael's AMAZING and oh-so-helpful Thesis Advisor Fred Ringwald. I kept trying to get pictures of the two of them together but our camera is on the fritz. Dr. Ringwald was such a great advisor and mentor for Michael and they are going to be publishing their paper in the journal New Astronomy this summer...

If you look closely you'll see Michael's name on the right page :) Here he is (below) accepting his award from the Department head and the Dean of the CMS.

Michael with the Physics Department Head, Dr. Singleton and Dr. Tenney, discussing physics stuff.

This is the Physics Department's graduation dinner. It was so much fun! It was held at the Veterans Memorial Building in Clovis, CA. We had a scrumptious dinner and Michael got recognized again not only for his thesis work but for being one of only a handful of graduates this semester.
Here is his "major award" (...think "A Christmas Story") and it really is FRAGILE :) Somehow the glass was made in a linear accelerator...they explained it all but I still don't get it.
And now the moment you've all been waiting for...Introducing Michael J. Gariety, Master of Science, Physics!!!


We took a few pictures outside after the ceremony. I was so proud of him and seeing him walk into the arena while they were playing Pomp and Circumstance I had to hold back tears. It meant so much to me to see his dreams fulfilled. Michael is incredibly smart but he is also kind and deserves so many wonderful things out of life...
Saturday we celebrated with a little party at the park- thanks to all those who came out to wish Michael congratulations! You made the day so special for him. He couldn't believe that so many people cared about him enough to come by and share in his special day.

4 comments:

Breeana said...

Awww, how fun! And congrats to your man!!! That's wonderful!

Sharee and Arthur said...

Wish me and the kids could have been there too! Congratulations, Mikey--we are so proud of you. And you look very distinguished in your graduation robes with your special masters hood. ;) I'm glad you could see that there are a lot of people who love you and are cheering you on!!! can't wait to see you guys soon!

Kat said...

congratulations to both of you, i'm sure mike couldn't have done it without you by his side. miss you guys!

Megan Kroutil said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations to Mike!!!