Pedro and I graduated together. Alma, Blake, Gabby, and Darla came from California. Grandma and Grandpa Miles came. Jordan and Rachel were there. My parents, Brycen, Grandma Judy came. Elder Bednar was the main speaker for commencement. Our friend, Matt Daley, gave a great student speech.
Fortunately, graduate students were first in line for the name-reading, diploma giving part. It was fun shaking hands with Dean Ned Hill since we'd gone birding with him just the week before. My favorite part was that all my professors lined up just off the stand to congratulate us after we received our diplomas. I respect them so much. I'll miss the MPA atmosphere and all my friends in the program.
We enjoyed a great BBQ at G & G Miles after the ceremony.