Hooray! Yiippeee! Hooraaahh!

23 May

As many of you know, Graham recently completed his Masters in Accountancy from San Diego State University. He wrapped up his final class last August and walked this past weekend in the SDSU Graduation Ceremony. What you may not know is that he was also inducted to Beta Gamma Sigma – the honors society for the top 20% of graduate students! I like to call Graham my GSBKGrad School Butt Kicker. I am so proud of him and all of the dedication he put into his studies. He was a relentless student and it’s great to see it all pay off.

Graham’s family made an early trek into town on Saturday morning for the 8:00am ceremony. We lucked out with fantastic seats looking at the stage.

You bet we cheered at the top of our lungs when they called his name! After the ceremony we went to a reception for the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy where we met some of Graham’s professors.

Graham with two of his accounting professors

The Hawkes Family!

Then we made our way to Phil’s BBQ – a family favorite! I’m guessing anyone who has spent a decent amount of time in San Diego is familiar with the glowing reputation of Phil’s. For those of you who are unfamiliar – let me just say it is hands down the best BBQ you’ll find in these parts. And, not only is the food fantastic – the customer service is great!

Onion Rings - Baby Back Ribs - Fries - Cole slaw - YUM!

Happy family with happy bellies!

Now that the ceremony has commenced and we had perfectly satisfied tummys we were happy to head back to Graham’s place to relax & enjoy each others company. Many laughs and cups of coffee later his family hit the road to make their way back home. What a wonderful day!

We Did It!


Posted by on May 23, 2011 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Hooray! Yiippeee! Hooraaahh!

  1. Debi Nowak-Hawkes

    May 23, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    What a nice review of our day. Thanks for all the details and photos. It really was such a wonderful day. Hugs & Kisses. OXOXOOX YFMIL

  2. Teresa

    May 31, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Congrats to Graham…what a baller for his awesome Beta Gamma Sigma status!

    and Phil’s BBQ oh so yummy… i miss it.


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