I GRADUATE TODAY!

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mrspinky Posts : 3,773 Registered: 3/14/08
I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 8, 2009 4:14 PM

I'm leaving in about 15mins to go get ready for my graduation ceremony tonight. Gotta be there at 5:30pm even though it doesn't start til 7pm. Afterwards having a little get together at my house for a few drinks. Then Richard and I are going to the lake with his cousin tomorrow to celebrate. I'm really looking forward to that.

It took me a really long time to just get my AA but I'm glad that I never gave up and I'm finally here.

My long story (for those that are intersted):

I was in NJROTC in high school and received a scholarship to go to PVAMU for all 4 years. Afterwards the plan was to go to OCS to join the Navy as a commissioned officer. So after HS, I went off to PVAMU (minority college). It was a good school and I the education I received was great. But the prejudice I received from the student body left me alone, no friends, no involvement, and wanting to just get out. Being 1 of 300 white students and the ONLY white girl in the ROTC unit, I felt the hate. After 1 semester I refused to continue my scholarship and transfered to UH on a loan.

I LOVED UH! Great campus, EVERY diverse, no prejudice. It was great. I even worked on campus at the pharmacy library (one of my favorite jobs). But after 3 semesters my loan ran out and I had to drop out.

Since then I've been attending a community college 1-2 classes a semester as I can afford them. I finally received the required credits to receive an Associates of Arts degree this semester.

So tonight, that's what I'll be celebrating.

Don't quite have plan as of yet to what I'll do next. I'm still going to keep going to school and hopefully will be getting my BA....whenever I can. I'm not stopping school for anything. Even if it takes me a long time.

raises glass Here's to me not falling down the stairs or off the stage tonight!

pics to follow


Mrs. Pinky


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TanisJ Posts : 2,669 Registered: 4/25/07
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 8, 2009 4:33 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Congratulations Mrspinky. On behalf of the many frequent posters on brides.com who are busy watching the clock and wishing Friday was over, let me say CONGRATULATIONS!

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NikZilla Posts : 59 Registered: 9/21/08
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 8, 2009 5:41 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Congrats I am so happy for you. Everything in life happens for a reason. I'm sure your a much stronger person now. Having too go through racial issues. Enjoy your evening. God Bless
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brownegirl Posts : 523 Registered: 10/14/08
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 8, 2009 5:52 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Have a great day Mrs Pinky! Congrats.

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CSUFgrad08 Posts : 114 Registered: 6/19/08
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 8, 2009 5:57 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Yay! Congrats! :)

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ArtBride Posts : 4,838 Registered: 5/9/07
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 8, 2009 8:16 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Congrats Pinky! I'm so proud of you!

Have a drink for me tonight...I'm having one for you right now! ;)

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MrsSy Posts : 504 Registered: 7/6/08
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 8, 2009 9:44 PM Go to message in response to: ArtBride

Congrats Mrs Pinky! I had no idea you went through all this. I'm so happy and proud of you! Enjoy your night!

Can't wait to be Mrs. Snyder

 




 

 

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ArtBride Posts : 4,838 Registered: 5/9/07
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Posted: May 8, 2009 11:13 PM Go to message in response to: MrsSy

Pinky, I just wanted to let you know that I just had ANOTHER drink for you. You deserve to get me drunk tonight - congrats! ;)

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Nalamienea Posts : 2,924 Registered: 6/13/08
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 9, 2009 8:14 AM Go to message in response to: ArtBride

Can't wait to see pictures Pinky! :)

 

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Bally Posts : 355 Registered: 9/25/08
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 9, 2009 5:05 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Congrats Pinky!!

I didn't finish school in the conventional way either and I know how hard it is so well done to your success!!
 

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NKGiordano Posts : 57 Registered: 5/9/09
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 9, 2009 8:13 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Congratulations!!! This is a well earned honour!

My graduation is May 20. So, I know how excited you are!!!

Natassia and Kris

July 16, 2011

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luvathena Posts : 929 Registered: 12/10/07
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 9, 2009 8:43 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Congrats Pinky!!! I know how long you have worked for this.

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Knoxvegas Posts : 951 Registered: 9/12/07
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 9, 2009 9:02 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Yay Pinky!

 

"Love is not a matter of counting the years -- it's making the years count."

-Wolfman Jack Smith

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LilMrsSunshine Posts : 195 Registered: 6/25/08
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 9, 2009 9:14 PM Go to message in response to: mrspinky

Aww Congrats Pinky!! I'm so excited for you!!!

 

Lil Mrs Sunshine

Just Married 4-4-09

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mrsJLA Posts : 445 Registered: 5/25/08
Re: I GRADUATE TODAY!
Posted: May 9, 2009 9:28 PM Go to message in response to: LilMrsSunshine

CONGRATS!!!

 Jaime :)

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