Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mark graduates

Friday the 13th has some superstitious connotations, but it was a good day as Mark graduated with his BEng (Mechanical) engineering degree. It was not without drama however as we discovered hours before his graduation that his name was not on the list. By chance I was staying at the guesthouse owned by a Professor in his faculty and we enlisted his help over breakfast, with 2 hours to graduation, to get MC instated in time to graduate. This took a few phone calls and we then visited the Engineering department to unscramble the omission. Once his missing module was found authorisation had to be obtained from the powers that be to add Mark to the graduation list, print his degrees (English and Afrikaans), get the scroll across to the graduation hall and slot MC in as number 401A amongst the graduands. Otherwise we were told MC would have to return in March to graduate!! I was fortunate to be on hand to see it happen today. Congrats MC.. 4 years of hard work paid off and now another 2 years of Masters ahead.
More pics on Facebook here.

Proud Dad with Mark (MC)

Of course the sun only sets after 7pm so post-grad beach at Koelbaai was on the cards followed by a braai with Jono and Grace and then a Stellies jol to round up an awesome day.

Cousin Josh joined us for grad and we had lunch at a wine farm the next day

Back home to Durbs for Christmas

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