Lance officially graduated on May 4th, 2013. I don't think it has really hit either one of us yet that we are through with that part of life. Even if he does grad school, it will be a little bit different.
It was a busy weekend and we really appreciate those who came to support Lance. Lance walked in the morning with all the other graduates, then we listened to a few speakers in the Spectrum.
Afterwards, instead of receiving his diploma from the college he graduated from (College of Education), we went over to the Engineering department so his dad could be the one to hand him his diploma. (We also wanted to go to that department because they are known to go fairly quickly, unlike other departments). But that main reason was to be with his dad....right?
Once all the names were called out, we went to a little ice cream social in the engineering building, then went over to Scott and Sharon's for some lunch.
Here is a little update on life after graduation and future plans:
First of all, Lance has applied for grad school here at Utah State for the School Counseling program. Hopefully he gets in here, because it is the only place we applied. We still haven't heard whether he has been accepted or not, though we don't expect to hear for several more weeks.
Lance is currently looking for a new job. Walmart was good to get us through school, but it's time to move on to bigger and better things. It doesn't cover the bills and doesn't enable Lance to use his degree in any way. After a friend of ours got hired as a DI job coach trainer, we decided to give it a go. We have been told that they receive several hundred applications for each job coach position. Out of all of those, they interview 15-20. Lance had an interview last Tuesday down in Centerville. Out of those interviewed, three would be called for a second and final interview with the head boss. Lance had a second interview Thursday. They have made a decision and will let us know at the first of this week. If we were offered the job, we would be moving down to Centerville area within the next few weeks. If he is not offered the job, he will keep applying for other openings that are becoming available. Needless to say, we have been very anxious to hear back from them.
There have been so many people along the way that have made this day possible. But the most credit definitely goes to Lance's parents. Not only did they help by covering tuition, they were also there for encouragement and advice. Lance looks up to and admires both of them so much. So thanks, Scott and Sharon.
Dear Mom and Dad,
Thanks for all that you have done to help me get to this point. There is no way I could have accomplished even a fraction of this without your help. I owe you two so much, and there is no way I'll ever be able repay you for it. Thank you both so much.