Monday, May 18, 2015

Justine's MSW Graduation at UW Oshkosh

Saturday, our daughter, Justine graduated with her master's degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.  She just graduated with her BA last May from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.  Because of her taking accredited classes at UWSP, she was accepted to and able to complete her master's degree at UWO in just over a year.  All of the students need to complete their internships and write their final analysis papers and presentation yet but, they were able to "walk" at this ceremony.  She will still have lots of work ahead of her this summer.  We couldn't be more proud.  
These are her words:  Master of Social Work, Justine Cleveland 
🎓 I'm thankful for God's many blessings today! Thank you to everyone who made this journey possible for me! Thank you Josh for your comfort and encouragement, thank you Mom and Dad for raising me in a home that values service and hard work, thank you to my grandma for caring support, thank you to Naomi for giving me a place to stay in Appleton, thank you to my professors and colleagues and the list goes on!

This picture shows the master's "hood"

If you remember, this was their "honeymoon" newlywed year.  Josh is such a supportive husband!  

Grandma Luetschwager, wasn't able to attend the ceremony, but we met at Chet & Emil's restrauant Sunday after church for lunch.  Grandpa and grandma made a financial investment in the future of their grandchildren - this is a reflection of that!  Grandpa has passed on - but, I'm sure smiling down on this...

I told her that the sacrifices the two of them made, the investment in their grandchildren isn't done....that, Justine will take the knowledge she gained, the compassion she has and invest that in some child in need somewhere.  Hopefully, because of that difference, that child will turn around and do the same.   We may never fully know the "return on"  such an investment!

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  
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