Sunday, May 17, 2009

Commencement at USC, Part Two


Sierra with her Diploma !!!

Sierra with her very proud dad {my partner-in-parenting} and step-mum {me!}

Sierra with her brother Luke and her mother, Jennifer
{my other partner-in-parenting}

Mark's parents, Marion & Gene ... with the first Huffman grandchild to graduate from college, Sierra Huffman !!!

As a postscript to my blogpost of Thursday, I want to offer up a couple of links that will take you to either a YouTube video of California Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER's commencement address at USC on Friday, May 15, 2009 ... or to the LA TIMES blog page, where you can read his speech - they also include a link to listen to his address.
Mark and his mother, Marion, very much enjoyed hearing Arnold address the new graduates, especially our Sierra.

While Mark and Marion were attending Arnold's address, Mark's father Gene and I sat in the Annenberg School of Communication TENT, holding seats for our entire "Sierra Huffman Cheering Section". I have to admit - it was cool and quiet in there ...

So here you go:
link to arnold’s COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS to USC
the LA Times blog story includes a transcript of his speech, as well as a link to HEAR his commencement address

Let me close by saying, once again, how very proud our entire family is of Sierra and her accomplishments. She not only received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication, with a minor in Business -- she also earned a spot in the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society (the nation's oldest scholastic honor society, established in 1776 to honor scholarly excellence in Letters, Arts, and Sciences) AND a spot as a Lambda Pi Eta National Honor Society member (Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his Rhetoric as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda), meaning logic; Pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and Ethos (Eta), defined as character, credibility and ethics.)

Congratulations again, sweet Sierra.

Sierra with Chase ... at their alma mater's TOMMY TROJAN

With love,
Davielle {your step-mum}

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