I DID IT!!!!!!
I'M A PHARMACIST!!!!
Since you've been following my pharmacy school journey since year 1..and I told you about how it all began...now let me tell you about how it all ended.
Thursday night we had our Commencement / Graduation Banquet at a fancy banquet hall called the Carlisle in Lombard, IL.
I had a crazy day filled with baking, cleaning...followed by driving 35 miles into the city to pick up my graduation cake...then coming back in bumper-to-bumper traffic..thinking the whole way that we're going to be super late to our banquet. Our trip back from the city took us almost 2 hours. When we got home, Greg and I had 30 minutes to each take a shower, get dressed...and in my case, do my hair and makeup. We ran around the house like mad, pushed each other out of the bathroom...but managed to leave the house on time and make it to the reception not only on time, but 7 minutes early. We're good, aren't we?!
Yes...I did chop off like 2/3 of my hair. More on that in the next Quick Takes.
At the banquet, we had good food, good company, and great laughs! I was at a table with 4 of my closest pharmacy school friends along with their parents and/or significant others.
I was awarded my awesome medal for my SUMMA CUM LAUDE honors...which were the highest honors (GPA > 3.9) and which only 10 people out of our class of 199 received.
My friend Joanna also received Summa Cum Laude and my friend Mitch received Cum Laude. As you can see, I kept with a group of smartypants throughout pharmacy school.
And on Friday May 22nd, 2015
I RECEIVED MY DOCTOR OF PHARMACY
and became Dr. Agnes N, PharmD
My dear husband
My parents and 2 of 3 brothers
Here is my mommy. Super excited about my diploma!
And my pharmacy school crew. We sat together in all lectures all 4 years of our journey!
Then I had a mini party for my family and close friends.
Check out my party favors!!!
TAKE A CHILL PILL!!
Which is really a pen that folds together so nicely into a small capsule. Very convenient to carry in pockets :-)
Take a shot!!!
Which is once again, a pen, in the shape of a syringe. This will be a pretty cool little gadget for residency as well :-)
Aaaaand...you can't beat my cake!!!
This awesome young lady named Sephora...who has her own mother-daughter (she's the daughter) bakery in Elmwood Park, IL...made this cake for me. I sent her a few pictures from pinterest and she designed around those ideas and made this amazing, creative, and unique cake!!! Here is a link to her bakery, in case you live in Chicago and are interested in her awesome work: Seph's Sweets.
Oh..and for completeness sake....and to let you know in how great of a pharmacy school graduation spirit I was...take a look at the nails my friend painted for me for graduation.
Not the greatest of pictures...but those are dancing capsules...or "happy pills" :-D
Yes, I'm silly :)
And my cards..
And last and most important of all...
Thank You GOD, I couldn't have done it without You!
And thank you husband for being supportive and just plain awesome!
I just couldn't ask for more in life. God blessed me too abundantly!