As most of you know, I graduated on Sunday. Woohoo! I’m officially an adult! BU’s graduation ceremonies are split into two parts: Commencement, a huge ceremony with all the graduating seniors on BU’s Nickerson Field, and the individual college ceremonies. Unfortunately, the ceremonies for Film and for Spanish were at the same time, so naturally, I chose Film. Anyway, here are some of my pictures from Commencement. Luckily this year, COM was seated right up front (they switch it around– last year COM was way in the back) so I got some awesome pictures with my 7D and my trusty 28-135mm lens.
I sat with a lot of my Film 2 and Film 3 friends. Pictured are Ian B, Steve D, and Tucker B. Behind them is BU’s West Campus housing for Freshman.
Julian and Terrence, my fellow Mountain Fishers
Zack M, another DP from Film 3
I love this picture because it looks like Kenneth Elmore, the badass Dean of Students, is looking right at me. Maybe he was…
Ron, Film 3 director of Guppy Love, kept making silly faces at me when everyone else was marching in.
Ron and Tina. Tina was the fabulous production designer of Cowboy Cafe.
Another photo of the fishes
Me and Terr
Our ever-photogenic President
Our student speaker of the year
Javi’s hat said “Gracias Mami y Papi.” Javi directed “Mute,” a film I edited this semester
The Student Marshall for our section was listening to music throughout the ENTIRE CEREMONY VERY LOUDLY. I could hear it three rows back. Bad student marshall!
Several people received honorary degrees, including Ted Kennedy’s Wife (Victoria Reggie Kennedy, pictured above), chef Jacques Pepin, artist Frank Stella, NPR personality Nina Totenberg, Nobel prize winning scientist Ahmed Zewail and broadcast journalist Katie Couric
Katie Couric receives her honorary degree, she was also our Commencement Speaker:
Watch Katie Couric’s Commencement Address below: