None of the Pomp, All of the Circumstance

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 7:04 AM

Well, I “walked” at the Lindenwood's commencement back in May (see All of the Pomp, Most of the Circumstance), and could have graduated, but I needed four more classes to complete my second major (English) and minor (Philosophy). With those classes done and my last final turned in tonight, I walked off the campus with my BA complete.

It is amazing I am done. After four and a half years, and 141 credit hours, it is complete. And quietly so: I handed in my essay at 8:03 p.m. after two and a half hours of exam time along with a friend of mine who also was finishing up this semester. My professor, Dr. Canale, upon realizing her class had served to “graduate” us, shook our hands and congratulated us.

I get to pick up my diploma from Academic Services after January 1.

Re: None of the Pomp, All of the Circumstance
Congratulations Mr. Buttler.
Posted by Jason P. Franklin - Dec 15, 2006 | 2:30 PM

Re: None of the Pomp, All of the Circumstance
Woohoo! Congrats, Brother. For myself, I now greatly prefer the subtle departures over the grand public affairs. I turned down the option to cross the stage again for a BA in Education, since I already had a BA in Religion.
Posted by Ed Hurst - Dec 15, 2006 | 3:53 PM

Re: None of the Pomp, All of the Circumstance
Thanks, Ed and Jason! It feels good to have all the pieces in place. Probably the best part of the whole commencement ceremony was getting to see all of my professors in full academic regalia, I think. It was fun, although I'm kinda glad it was in May rather than now; it was nice sleeping in this morning rather than having to get up early and stand for several hours. :smile:
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Dec 17, 2006 | 5:08 AM

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