My sister Danielle graduated from ASU in May 2009 with her Bachelor's degree. Quite an accomplishment, as she was also working full time, maintaining a social life, and making time for her family. We were there to celebrate as President Obama spoke at her commencement. Since he only spoke at 4 schools, it was an honor for him to be there, even though we had to brave 100 degree weather in the large tin bowl that is Sun Devil Stadium to hear him speak. There were plenty of protesters and supporters surrounding that made the wait entertaining.
The next day she received her diploma during the W.P. Carey convocation, followed by a party at my parents' house. She got a kindle!!
We also managed to take a family picture since all of us were in one place! That doesn't happen very often, so it's nice to document it.
One of Danielle's friends made her a beautiful cake. Everyone was proud of her!!