Thursday, October 28, 2010

Graduation Day ....

Thanks for the awesome response on personality style.  I'll actually write up some things about each profile and it looks like I have material for about 6 or 7 years!  I also enjoy your jokes and ribbing.  So much humor in 20 characters!  And a great shout out to my VESI twins, Adam, Patrick, Goose, Marcia, Rio, Staci, Quinton!  (Will give you proper link backs when I log back in after I get back from the Ceremony.

The survey will still be here for people to do!

Some pictures from the start of the day:


Some of you think I'm off in London England ... not really.  It's London Ontario.  But it looks pretty English, no?  English enough for this son-of-immigrant's eyes.

Spencer is where we spent the beginning of each semester during our EMBA studies ... it was donated to the university by a WWII General, Alexander Charles Spencer.

Off for lunch, then my ring ceremony with a secret initiatory rights involving birth-marks, hand-shakes, and paddling.  "Thank you Sir, may I have some more!"

Then the convocation with the dean - then dinner, then PAR-TAY through the night .

P.S. got my run in, but left my HR monitor handing on a door knob at home!!

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6:42 - back from convocation - I graduated "with distinction"!!!!!  I was the last in the group 86.68% average!  There's a cutoff to only top 10% plus ties in the class for this honor.

The ring ceremony was awesome!  We are actually the first school world wide to install a code of conduct pledge for business managers - even before Harvard!  The pledge is cool - so I will post it - there are of course many parallels with running.

I'm off to be seated for dinner now.

Love you guys!

-Andrew

24 comments:

One Crazy Penguin said...

Hmmm....paddling you say? I may have to look at getting my EMBA :p

Matty O said...

HAHA you are a crazy penguin haha.

Yeah, they are going to make you EARN that ring.

Good job. Enjoy the day!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats

Barefoot Neil Z said...

Congrats! Enjoy the day...

Adrienne said...

Yes it was me thinking it was London England. I hang my head in shame because I am a MORON! I was born this way.

At the time I did think, "hmmm that is weird that he went to school in London (England) when he lives in Canada. Wonder how he did that."

You should probably change the name of your blog to "I have an EMBA and an Ivey ring and I also run so there!" At least that is what I would call my blog if it were me.

(But between us I need to let you know you actually spelled PAR-TAY incorrectly, it is actually just party. All that school and you still need help with the 2nd grade level spelling--congrats nonetheless.)

Kiesha said...

Your such a goof! I wanna hear about these initiatory rights tomorrow...if you can remember them. CONGRATS! and have a great partay!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Congratulations on graduating. Too bad that MBA is useless now that you are becoming an elite runner. I guess you could act as your own agent.

Kovas Palubinskas said...

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Caratunk Girl said...

ha Paddling??? Congrats on the graduation! Ha I love Kovas's comment!

Ewa said...

Just read again what Adrienne wrote.

misszippy said...

A BIG day for you! Congrats!

FruitFly said...

You glazed over the party part. We don't get to hear stories of beer bongs and drinking games? Was there streaking???

Oh wait, are you still too hung over to write about your crazy post graduation exploits? Aww, kids these days!

;)

Teamarcia said...

Congrats!
I sense a virtual relay among running-type teams coming on.

Jennifer said...

You party animal! Have fun you worked hard for it!

Her Name is Rio said...

Congratulations!

Anne-Marie said...

Congrats! And double congrats on graduating "with distinction"! :)

Goose said...

With Distinction?! You own!

Johann said...

Congratulations! With distinction...very impressive. Have a great weekend!

Luke said...

congrats on the big day. If you enjoy the paddling I have a few spares from my pedging days at the house you can borrow.

chris mcpeake said...

Congrats

Julie said...

So very cool! Congrats to you!!!

Irene said...

Congratulations!

Jill said...

Congratulations, Andrew!! I am honored to know such a soul who graduates with distinction :).

Adam said...

Congrats Andrew, you earned it 100%.