Graduation 2013

The other big event of the weekend was Commencement at Union. I didn’t make it in time for the academic procession and all that, but I did hear John Lewis’s speech, which was great. More importantly, though, I was there to see our students graduate, and congratulate them in person.

As I told my thesis student, I’m not always the best about praise and positive reinforcement– I tend to react to progress in the lab with “That’s great. Now, the next thing to do is..” But this year’s class was a good bunch of students, and it’s been a pleasure to work with them over the last four years.

So, congratulations to (from left to right in the photo above) Mark, Christine, Pavel, Adam, Colin, and Halley. It’s been fun having you around, and best wishes for success in your future careers.