Our family traveled to Tallahassee yesterday for FSU’s commencement this morning. My son, Adam, received his bachelor’s of science degree in Sociology with a religion minor. There were just under 1000 receiving degrees today (at the 9:00 am ceremony), with some master’s and doctorate’s mixed in, too.
For an occasion of that size, things were well-orchestrated. Done in two hours. A quick speech by an alumni, Gen. Jay Warner (ret.) got a nice round of applause. Everything was done in a dignified and respectful manner, suitable for those who had worked so hard over the last four or more years.
I tried to remember my own college graduation 30 years ago from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Tough to do. I remember that our speaker was science fiction author Isaac Asimov. That’s about all I remember. I am sure my parents have some pictures somewhere. I should try and track them down. My diploma, all in Latin, is in a folder on a shelf in my office at church. Maybe it’s time to frame some of those documents.