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Convocation Update

My college has seperate "graduation" ceremonies for each school, called convocations. At the convocation, each graduate's name is announced. It is done this way since the graduating class is too large to have all the names announced. I'm in the School of the Arts, and I won the Outstanding Art History scholar award. Because of this, I sat on the stage during the School of the Arts convocation. It was held in our school's newly renovated amphitheater, near our College Hall administration building. This is really interesting since my great Aunt Clara also went to Montclair State University and graduated in the amphitheater in the early part of the 20th century. It was neat to be in the same place that she had been many years earlier.

During the convocations, the graduates wear the robes only. It was outside, and really cold that night. Since I knew I was going to be on stage, I wore my hot pink moccasins. I thought it would spice up the black robe a bit. Enjoy the pics!



Me on stage



Leaving at the end of the ceremony



Eric and I - this cracks me up. He was Jesus in "Jesus Christ Superstar." His brother Kyle graduated with me, but it just made me laugh that Jesus was at my convocation. Small world. I found out they were brothers after a show one day when Kyle was there, and I was wondering WHY he would be there (different part of the state, musical theater - and when you see people outside of where you normally see then, it throws you off. At least, it throws me off!)



Me and Jenn



Desiree and I

It was a nice ceremony, and was the starting point of graduation festivities. I'll update about graduation later on. I'm slowly but surely catching up!

Comments

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emmalee711
May. 24th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC)
congratulations! that's really cool your graduation was in an amphitheatre, very different :)
starlit12
May. 24th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
it wasn't though...haha

my graduation was at continental airlines arena, which is where the Nets (and I think Devils) play. The convocation for each school was in the ampitheater though.
emmalee711
May. 24th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
so you had a graduation on top of a convocation? that's pretty cool... was actual graduation long? my boyfriend only had a convocation, but they called it graduation. it was 2 hours long and they announced everyone's name in his college (education and humnan services)
agata
May. 24th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
Congrats Alexa. :)
For my high school graduation I wore pink suede shoes, haha. :)
sarahmacjag
May. 24th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC)
congradulations! really! i never realized how much of an accomplishment it is to graduate from college until i attempted to do it. i'm VERY happy for you! : )
threefourtime
May. 24th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!
Outside graduations seem so nice - I wish our school would do that!
bloomtoparish
May. 24th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on graduating, Alexa!
fe0208
May. 24th, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
nice pics..congrats!!
cominginsecond
May. 25th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
CONGRATS!
i love your pink moccasins!
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