Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Rob graduated on Monday from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. He received his MBA and we had a great day.

This is inside Northrop Auditorium on the U of M campus as the Executive MBA candidates (Rob's class) were filing in.

Here is Rob shaking hands after receiving his diploma. We will get the official pix from the U in a week or two.

Here's Rob with his mom, JoAnn, at the reception after the ceremony.

And Rob with his brother Dan and his wife MariLou (affectionately known as Woo in the family).

A miracle photograph, with everyone's eyes open, all looking in the same general direction, and no one making a goofy face or obscene gesture. LOL

And one of the team who did it together. At both the graduation celebration a couple of weeks ago and at the ceremony on Monday they acknowledged the families' hard work and sacrifices over the past 2 years. I know Rob had the really hard stuff but it was nice that they recognized that the spouses and kids make their own contributions in getting to the commencement ceremony. :)

At any rate, he is done. I am supremely proud of him, not only for getting through it, but for making the decision to pursue an advanced degree at all. I know he didn't enter into this lightly and to see the knowledge and confidence he has gained from this program is really wonderful.


  1. Many congratulations to Rob and big shiny gold stars to you and the boys for hanging in there and supporting him!!

    Now take that well deserved deep breath and enjoy your camping weekend!

  2. Congratulations! Those are really wonderful pictures, too. It's nice to see your family all together, looking so happy and healthy. Well done.

  3. Yeah Rob! CONGRATULATIONS!!! It is so nice to be done with grad school, huh?

    And, great photos of the fam. They all look happy and really great.

  4. Congratulations to the entire family!