I started in January 2007, and finished the program December 2008. I earned a 4.0 GPA, and successfully defended a thesis. I earned the "Graduate Assistant Teaching Award" and presented my thesis at a state conference.
In other words, I rock! Yes, I'm bragging a little bit here...but I think I deserve it =)
I am so lucky to have people in my life that have helped me make it this far:
- My wonderful fiancee Dan, who has put up with all my crap, yet is my number one supporter; he has so much faith in me, which allows me to have faith in myself!
- My parents! If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be who I am and where I am today
- My instructors: I had the best advisor/thesis chair anyone could ask for; she guided me the whole way and helped me stay positive! My other instructors were also extremely helpful, especially with feedback
- Other friends and family who have supported me throughout the way.
As for now, it's shower time! Tri Shark formal tonight!! =)