Congratulations to my fellow 2020 graduates, @Belladonna and @Amruneth! You all definitely worked hard and I’m proud of us all for wrapping up!
I actually graduated on Sunday (when I made this thread), but i wanted to give other folks to post first! I graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Anthropology (with honors) and Modern Languages and Literatures. I also got several awards from my departments as well as a shout out during my virtual commencement. Despite missing out on my last few months at my college (which had essentially become my home), my last semester went really well. I finished my thesis on American nationalism and language ideology, and I also had some really great classes. I proud of what I’ve accomplished as a first-generation and low-income student, and I’m super thankful for all of the help I had to succeed.
I’m hoping to get back on my path towards a graduate degree in Anthropology next year, but for the rest of this year, I’m going to focus on building up my personal life. I’ve got a wedding, a possible in-person fall graduation, and a pandemic to deal with, so I’m going to focus on those for now! I also have confirmed a service year position for the next few months and a new apartment to renovate, so I’ve got plenty to do in the months ahead.
Here’s a picture from “graduation;” I didn’t plan to graduate in my high school robes and cap, but I’ve also got my pin from Phi Sigma Iota (a language honors society) and a cord for being a TRIO student.