Graduation from Occidental College, California.
Please indulge me a slight digression on my photo of the day page today in order to celebrate my daughter Annika’s graduation from Occidental College, California.
Annika received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, in Geology this last weekend in Los Angeles. Starting in November she will pursue her Doctorate in Geology at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. We are so proud of her and all her hard work. Thank you to all her professors we met at the graduation, Margaret Rusmore, Scott Bogue, Darren Larsen and Chris Oze.
To everyone who has visited my website, purchased work or taken a photo tour over the years, I want to thank you for your support. In doing so, you have also been a part of Annika’s achievements.
To all my family and friends who have been there throughout her upbringing, thank you, thank you.
To my darling wife Pamela, “Thank you so much, my love”. You and I and Annika know what it has taken to get here.
And to Annika, “you are our blessings and our future”. We love you. Papa.
18 thoughts on “Graduation From Occidental College”
Proud poppa! Congrats to you all.
Thank you Paul. Feeling proud. G
Congrats! I know it was a special weekend for all of you. Great job, Annika! Best wishes for your studies in NZ!
Thank you CC. It was very moving. We are so Proud. G
What a wonderful picture of the three of you on Annika’s special day! We look forward to joining you on a visit to NZ.
Thank you Ron. What a couple of brief but full days. We are looking forward to NZ. G
I would guess that it has been about 15 years since I’ve seen Annika (or you or Dylan). It seems that all of you are doing fine. Please send or post more pics of all of you. I am the guy who lived next door to you guys on Ortiz many years ago.
I remember one snowy morning looking out my window and seeing Dylan climbing up on the hood of my van (with Annika pushing from behind) to clean the snow off my windshield. 😉
I remember you well Gary and it is so good to hear from you. What a fond memory. You were a great neighbor and great friend. My number is on my website. Feel free to call. It would be great to catch up or meet for coffee. Love Geraint.
Geraint ~ Annika is a treasure – and the heart opening smiles of you and Pamela and Annika are radiant~
Congratulations to each of you for the part you have had in Annika’s graduation!!! I send my love from Los Angeles ~ Gale
Thank you Gale. Sorry there was very little time in LA to get to visit you as well. G
Congratulations Geraint! Parents deserve those too! Now you have an excuse to take your camera to New Zealand!
It will be a trip to remember. Thanks again Sue. G
Congratulations Geraint! Parents deserve those too! Now you have an excuse to go to New Zealand! (By the way I usually flunk the robot test and write my comment more than one. )
Thank you Sue for your well wishes. You didn’t flunk the robot test. You succeeded twice. G
What a wonderful photograph! Annika is indeed a “treasure.” Such a wonderful, determined and dedicated young lady. It’s hard to believe she has grown up so fast. You and Pamela have every right to be very proud. We trust you will soon be sending pictures from beautiful New Zealand – can’t wait.
We send our love and best wishes to Annika, and to you, Pamela and Dylan.
From your friends in Pasadena (your old home town),
The Nollars, Don, Don Jr., Annemarie, Joe and Jenny.
Hi Don and Judy, and Don Jr., Annemarie, Joe and Jenny. Thank you for all your well wishes forever. I love you and sorry there was very little time (2 days) in LA to see you. Next time. Love Geraint, Pami, Annika and Dylan.
Thank you Jamie. Welcome back. I hope you are well. G