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Saturday, March 25, 2017

* WELL, MY TIMING SEEMS A BIT OFF...*

I can't believe it's been eleven days since I posted a little note, saying I'd be back later that evening to share some news. What can I say? I just realized what and who I am. I'm a forgetful procrastinator. Put those two things together....and you got trouble!  J

The big news is not about me at all. It's about our son, Mark. Some of you might remember he's been a student at Washington University in St. Louis for a number of years. And now, after his dedication and hard work all those years, on March 10th of this year, he officially became a Doctor - a Ph.D in the PNP Program...Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology. (Uh, just where did he inherit his intelligence? I'd have to say it's from MY side of the family!)  Here is the notice on the WU website: http://pnp.artsci.wustl.edu/news/articles/430 
(Those of you who are also on Facebook, I apologize for the duplicate news posting!)

What comes to mind could be those wacky PhD characters on The Big Bang Theory:
Dr. Sheldon Cooper
Dr. Leonard Hofstadter
Dr. Raj Koothrappali
But, I can assure you that although Mark ....aka Dr. Povich...is an extremely intelligent guy, he is not a nerd!

Mark has always been the child/teenager/man that every parent dreams of. I guess you can imagine how proud and happy Ron and I are.
 
 

          

16 comments:

  1. Congratulations to your son and to you of course. I love that coffee mug.

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  2. Congratulations to Mark! Quite A big deal. I know you are proud of him.

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  3. Congratulations to Mark.....a wonderful achievement.

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  4. Congrats to DR. P and to his parents too. Ah, a goal reached. Enjoy the moment!

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  5. What an incredible achievement, Becky. Congratulations to Mark and to is proud parents, as well. That was many years coming, I am sure. Great news! Susan

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  6. Big congratulations to your son and proud parents; that is the ideal coffee cup for him.

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  7. Congratulations to all. This calls for a celebration!
    I'm so taken with those paper flowers and frame; beautiful, Becky!

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  8. Congratulations Becky. What proud parents you must be. Best of luck to him.

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  9. Every Ph.D. I hae ever met was like a mad scientist. :) I say that affectionately!

    Congrats to the scholar!

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  10. Congratulations to Mark. And I'll add that I'm glad he became a doctor and not a lawyer. God knows we have way too many lawyers now as it is.

    ~ D-FensDogG

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  11. Wow, Becky! Congratulations! Never thought I'd be smart enough to know someone whose son is a PHD!

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  12. What wonderful news, Becky. You should be so proud of his, and your, accomplishments. You now are a doctor's mom. That's fantastic!

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  13. Hello Everyone! Thank you so much for all your kind (and funny!) comments! My buttons are still popping off my shirt, and I'm hoping it's because of my being so proud, and not my weight ;)

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  14. Just saw this...CONGRATS TO MARK! Of course he inherited those smarts from YOUR side!

    I can only imagine how proud you must be. Job well done in raising that young 'un!

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    1. Val, before I even say "Hi" to you, or "thanks" for your comment, I must say, "I'm so happy to see you here on my blog! I have missed your sense of humor and here you are!" And, yes, thanks for your cool comment! I AM very proud indeed. Can't wait for the official ceremony next month!

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