JuniorCooper posted this link in another thread and I thought it was realy good and hadn't known about it before. I didn't want it to get lost at the bottom of that thread, as I think it's good for others to know too.
Apparently there is a "Back-to-school fund" that helps former student-athletes finish up their degrees that left before they finished. This year, Greg Mathews, Shawn Crable, and former UM Women's Basketball player LaTara Jones are all earning their degrees as well. Good article and great support from former alumni. I love how James Hall is an instrumental part of this and understands how great it is for these former players to earn their degrees and complete goals that they maybe didn't realize were so vital to their future (and their kids' futures) at the time.
Thanks Juniorcooper for posting. And congrats to these former athletes as well.
Something for the seniors to look forward to. And I thought I had it made with Larry Page last year.
Just out of curiosity, who else graduated or attended the graduation ceremonies today? What did you think of the speeches? (and if you went to Engineering graduation... holy hell that was long)
Personally, I thought that way too much time was spent on the economic crisis. It's ok for one person to talk about it. 3-4-5 really didn't work for me. I also thought that Larry Page was an okay speaker. He didn't wow me, but he had his moments.
In any case, congrats class of 09, time to celebrate!
I'm finally graduating tomorrow, 18 years after I took my first class in Ann Arbor, Fall of 1991. Obviously, this is a pretty big deal, so we're doing the whole friends-and-family graduation party at the house afterwards. My wife has been taking cake decorating classes, and got good enough at it that she's now teaching the classes at a local Michaels. We got a sports arena bundt pan from her brother a year or so back, and figured this was the perfect time to break it out. After a test run last week to check the frosting colors and whatnot, she finished up the final product today. Some pictures: (Clicky on the pictures to go to larger versions on my Gallery site.)