Monday, May 25, 2009

Zaneta M. Gileno, MSW

There were days that flew by and days I thought would never make it.  In the end, I earned a Master of Science degree in Social Work from Columbia University.   What a journey!!  

This is some of the Advanced Standing Class of 2009.  One year, one purpose!!  We did it, guys!

 

My friend Carlene came from California to celebrate with me.  (My friend David and his girlfriend Audra also came but we forgot to take pics).  Thanks for coming, you guys!  What a special day. 


Me and Carlene after the ceremonies were over.

Me in front of my lady.  I just love her!

One of my favorite missionary companions sent me a wonderful package from Hawaii.  It was filled with sweets and this lovely lei. Thank you, Chimge.  I love you!

I never would have made it without my Heavenly Father.  I stopped to give thanks in the chapel on campus and Carlene snapped this special picture of me.  I am posting it as thanks to Heavenly Father and to all of you who prayed on my behalf.  Thank you so much!!

video

We had two Commencements.  One for the entire university and one for the School of Social Work.  Carlene took this video of me receiving my degree.  I thought I would post it so you could enjoy the moment with me.  

Thanks again everyone, for your thoughts and prayers.  And thanks, Mom and Dad for your love and support.  You're the best!  I missed you guys, but felt you were there in spirit.  We did it!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I join Jack on May 20th

I made it to the end of the road.  Wohoo!!  Yesterday I completed the final obligations of my MSW.  It feels glorious!  I saw this picture on my school's website.  Jack Shepard graduated from Columbia.  So exciting for a Lost fan like me.  I will be thrilled to join my friends in a sea of light blue on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009.  This week I plan on recuperating.  I'm going to relax, relax, relax and let it sink in that I finished my degree at Columbia University.  I survived the Ivy League, baby!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

1 week left of Grad school!!

The picture is tiny but it sums up how I am feeling perfectly!  I am so close, oh so close!!  Just 5 more days.  Woot woot!