Master of My Domain?!
HCDE Graduate Students Represent at Husky Stadium
Getting Introduced by Jan Spyridakis at the Department Ceremony
Receiving the Graduate Award of Excellence for Leadership & Engagement
The Graduate Award of Excellence for Leadership & Engagement
Portia Plante & Me After the Department Ceremony
I could not have done this without you, Karin. I love you, Sweetie!
Even though I was done with my coursework at the end of the Fall 2013 quarter, this whole graduation thing finally feels official to me now. I am very happy that I walked at Husky Stadium with over 5,300 other graduates. It was also nice to participate in the HCDE Department’s graduation ceremony. Plus, I was awarded the Graduate Award for Leadership & Excellence! I am truly honored by that.
Now, you may ask yourself, “What’s next for you, Mike?” And, my answer will be, “I need a fucking vacation.” Or, at least I will need to sit in my backyard and drink a few beers and throw the ball for the neglected dog.
But, the real answer to that question is that I have already accomplished a good balance in my life. I went to get this degree to qualify to be full-time at Seattle Central Community College (SCCC) and instead ended up teaching at the University of Washington as a part-time Associate Lecturer.
Teaching part-time at the University, along with (still) teaching part-time at the Community College and free-lancing a bit is a nice and fulfilling life for me. That being said, don’t worry… I will investigate any doors that I find open. I may even knock on a couple just to see who’s there.
So, here’s to you HCDE Graduates! You have been an incredible part of my life the last few years and I wish all of you the best of luck in your bright, bright futures!