Celeste's Graduation - May 24, 2003

First off, I apologize for the quality of the photos.  It looks like the lens was really dirty and in general they just don't look right.  I was also having problems with the camera.  I would take a photo and it would take about 30 seconds before I could take another photo.  It was terribly inconvenient since I was trying to take pictures of Celeste going up to the stage, shaking hands, etc...

I also have not proof read this, so please forgive any idiocies.

I had a really great time and felt so lucky to watch Celeste graduate with such high honors.  I am so proud of her and have a small idea of all the hard work it took for her to do so well.  I can't fully know how hard it was for her though as she was a mother and a student.

It was such a great trip.  It was so nice to spend so much time with everyone.  I knew I would have a blast with Dave, Celeste and Rob, but I hadn't realized how much fun I was going to have with Rob's parents.  Sherry and Dan are really great people and so much fun to be around.  Next time you see Celeste and she's with Rob's parents go to dinner with everybody.  They're good people and I always felt like part of their family.

I'm going to give a chronological run down of the trip.  This is for your benefit and for mine so I can remember everything I did.  I don't expect anyone to read all of this, but if you're interested have at it.

It was such a great trip.  The pictures I took are below.  Again, I apologize for how bad they look.



Calabro Family

Celeste and her family at the Fine Arts Building before graduation had begun.

Dave, Celeste, Chan

Dave and I with Celeste before graduation begun.

Demon Eyes!

Celeste looked great in her graduation dress! It was only once I looked at this photo that I realized she had traded her soul to the devil in exchange for her fabulous looks.


This is the stage where the graduation took place.


Go maroon and white!

Grads Entering Auditorium

Here is picture of the graduates entering the auditorium.

Filing Into Auditorium

Celeste is entering the auditorium along with the other nurses in the BS-RN track.

We Sat Right Behind Celeste

I have placed an arrow in the photo to identify Celeste.


This is a picture of the ceremony.

Approaching Stage

Celeste and her fellow students are approaching the stage to receive their pins and Florence Nightengale lamps.

The Traditional Pinning

Celeste is receiving her traditional nurses pin. If anyone needs the history of the nurse pin please ask me.

Returning To Her Seat

Celeste is returning to her seat after crossing the stage.