May 16, 2011

Whitworth! Best on Earth!

Yay! We have another Whitworth alumni in our family!

Yesterday, Amber graduated from Whitworth University with a B.A. in Elementary Education.

Whoop Whoop!

Melissa and I were very excited to go to graduation and to remember our own graduations. It was fun to see “old” friends & professors from our time at Whitworth.

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It’s been a while since I was an undergrad at Whitworth, but I think my allegiance to Whitworth grows more and more each year!

These pictures are a little blurry – they were taken on my iPhone!

Our first “Amber – sighting!”

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Do you see Amber’s face whited out? My dumb camera!

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Amber receiving her diploma from Whitworth President, Beck Taylor.

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At Whitworth, the President is more personable and accessible to the students than I’ve witnessed at other universities. His home is right on campus & often has students over to hang out. Bill Robinson, the President while I was at Whitworth, retired last year and this has been Beck’s first year as President. Bill left big shoes to fill – he was really good at knowing students’ names and stopping to talk to them in The Loop; he was known for riding his bike around campus. Students affectionately called him “B-Rob!” Beck has done a great job of living up to expectations!

Back to Amber! Here she is with her diploma (cover!)! :)

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Here’s her name in the program…

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Some pictures from after the ceremony….

The Heider family Whitworth alumni:

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Grandma with her college graduate grandchildren!

Look how original we are:
Melissa, Whitworth; Craig, WSU; Amber, Whitworth; Karlye, WSU; Marcie, Whitworth; Kevin, WSU!

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We wanted to give Amber things she could use in her classroom, so I made her these things:

This is a jar with popsicle sticks in it – so she can write the names of her students on the sticks and use them to randomly draw names for different activities.

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And a decorative sign with her name!

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It was a fun celebration followed with a fun dinner (& drinks!) at Azteca.

I’m so proud of Amber for persevering through & accomplishing her goal! So excited to share alma maters with her too!

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