Monday, August 24, 2009

Graduation

Finally, the graduation post. Cory's parents, his brother and brother's wife and my parents all flew out to celebrate this momentous day with us. We did some sight-seeing while they were here - the usual spots, Niagara Falls and the church sites in Palmyra - but since I've put up pictures of those sites like a million times, I'm going to skip to the good stuff.

Cory was nominated by his nutrition class to deliver a speech at graduation, representing the whole nutrition class. He did a great job!


Here he's receiving his Doctor's hood, from Dr. Nicchi, NYCC President.

Receiving his Master's hood, again from Dr. Nicchi.

Doctor of Chiropractic class of August 2009.

YEA!!!!!!

Cory's family - Dennis, Rosann, Cory, Sarah, Nathan, Shar

Our closest NY friends - Jonathan, Jaime (holding Brooke), Carlos, Erica (holding Antonio), Cory, Sarah. Without these friends, we would have never made it (sanely) through the program.

Just the girls -we thought we deserved some kind of degree, too :)

My parents - Dave, Tina, Cory, Sarah (sorry, it's a little blurry)

And just the 2 of us. You can see in this picture that he's wearing both of his hoods - the Doctor's (grey) and Master's (green).
I really can't put into words how proud I am of Cory. To complete a Doctor's level program, a Master's level program, and graduate with honors from both in only 3 1/3 years is beyond amazing. He put so much time and effort into both programs, giving them his all, never giving less than 100% effort. It was very nice that we could have some of our family members here, as they have given us both nothing but support over this whole time. We appreciate all the support that everyone has shown for us through this sometimes arduous road. A BIG congratulations to Dr. Bingham!!

13 comments:

Andrea said...

I would surely say a HUGE congratulations is in order!! Great work Cory- what a road, and you'll never be able to forget Western New York... And Sarah I'm so happy for you too- you'll get your husband back! Congrats to both of you. I can't wait until you move back to Utah. Hooray!!!!!

Karrissa Winward said...

Oh my gosh! That is awesome! Congrats Cory and Sarah!

Brett said...

I'd say congrats cause that's really awesome... but this means you guys are ditching the east coast.

So instead I'm going to show the depths of my maturity by sticking out my tongue in childish disappointment.

:-p

(Seriously though, major congratulations!!!)

Marie said...

How exciting! Way to go Cory!!

Melvin and Carly said...

Congratulations to both of you! Cory definitely deserves some accolades, but I think you do too! Wives should get some kind of honorary degree. :)

So glad for both of you that he's finished. What's next?

Maria said...

Wahoo! Congrats and good job on all the hard work!

Scott and Becky said...

Great pictures! Cory; you really do deserve a huge pat on the back! Dr. Bingham has a nice ring to it. Sarah; you deserve a degree also for putting up with the whole thing.

Jean Bean said...

Happy Happy Day indeed!!! Congratulations to you both!!!! Sarah, you are an amazing wife to him, I'm so proud that he is finished! The sky is the limit... :)

Marci and James said...

YAHOO!!! I am thrilled for you both, that is an awesome achievement. I know James and I would love to see you if your coming back to Utah! congrats!!

Andrea said...

I just want you to know that I'm still thrilled. That's all.

Recksieks said...

That is a huge accomplishment! Congratulations!

Irene said...

Congratulations Cory!

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