Monday, June 18, 2007

Is There a DR. in the house??

We all gathered yesterday and our celebration was two-fold. Of course we celebrated Father's Day, but the main attraction was HUGE! My cousin Patty, The Phi's god-mother, received her Ph.D. from UCLA on Saturday and to thank her family for the love and support we had a Casino themed party. We had such a blast playing black jack and roulette.

Patty is one amazing woman. She has always been beautiful, smart and one of my best friends. When she started this long journey of higher education I knew that she would be successful at it. I knew that undergrad at UCLA would be a breeze and that grad school at Harvard would be great, even with the weather and the distance. And when she started her PhD program back at UCLA I knew that she would complete her dissertation and make us all so very proud. As a kid I remember we had a sticker collection together and she was so super organized and kept a log of all the stickers. Each were numbered and their description was kept on record. Like #176 = white unicorn jumping over a rainbow and clouds. Now with organizational skills like that a dissertation is a piece of cake! The family is so proud of her and everything she has accomplished. She is an inspiration to us all and we wish her continued success in her new career as a professor at Cal State Fullerton. We love you Dr. Patty and we are so proud of you.


  1. Anonymous11:52 AM

    You are too sweet! What happened to that sticker collection?!?

  2. So awesome to see a Latina doing her thang when it comes to education. Congratulate Dr. Patty for me!

  3. Anonymous11:44 AM

    UCLA students are all the students who could not get into USC. Just kidding!! Congrat's on the HUGE accomplishment!!! GO LATINOS!!


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