Sunday, May 26, 2013

USTMBA Graduation!

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After a long three and a half years, Kyle is now the proud recipient of a Master's degree. MBA to be exact. So much has changed since he started almost four years ago. The first semester he was in class he networked with a classmate which landed him a job at his current company, a very good career move for him. Which actually made getting his MBA a little harder since the motivation to find a good job wasn't the leading factor anymore. But he pushed on and after many nights of studying, weeks/months of only seeing me one or two nights a week, and ALL the stress that all brings he is FINISHED!!! Such a big accomplishment and I am so proud of him!

His graduation was last night, at the undergraduate campus of St. Thomas. His classes were all downtown Minneapolis at the UST graduate school campus. Being the photographer I am, my main focus was making sure we made time for pictures. And since he wasn't getting his hood until he got there (and wasn't able to keep it) I was worried we wouldn't be able to get photos before with the hood. But we did! So he went in, got his hood, asked someone to help with how it goes on because I attempted it but it was wrong. And we ran outside to get some photos.

Here is Kyle with his folks who came to town for his graduation.
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Not sure how I captured this one, but I kinda like it. Isaac and I gave Kyle a new watch for a graduation gift
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Another reason I wanted to do photos before hand was in hopes that Isaac would be more cooperative... nope he had no interest in getting his picture taken.
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But he did enjoy running around. Here is grandpa keeping up with him.
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Shot of the hood:
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Once we were done with pictures we went in to find our seats while Kyle went into a gym to get in place for the procession. Kyle's parents held our seats and I used that time to walk Isaac in the hallway, saving the sit still time for when the ceremony had actually started. And I was able to get some more photos of Kyle.
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Seven o'clock was near and I was told by an usher the ceremony was about to begin. So we wheeled ourselves back to our seats and watched as every entered. Isaac was pointing and saying "Dada? Dada!" It was so cute!

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We lucked out on the same side as his row so I got some good photos of him making his way to his seat.
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Isaac was so good throughout the entire ceremony. Playing on mama's phone, having snack, jumping from mama's lap to grandma's. He made it the whole time (better than he does sitting through church, lol)
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Then it was time for the names. They had a lot to go through, but it went surprisingly quick.
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Handing his name card to the reader
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Shaking the Dean's hand
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Looking proud
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At the reception after the ceremony.
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And just like he does, Isaac didn't fall asleep in the car until we made it to our exit a few blocks from our house! Stinker.

1 comment:

Lesa Herrmann said...

Congrats Kyle! It will be nice to get some more family time in!

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