AIU Online Graduate
Where do you go to celebrate when a landmark birthday and the completion of your master's degree fall in the same year? Walt Disney World, of course! When I found out graduation was going to be the same week we had booked our vacation, I called to see whether there was a computer I could use to view the ceremony.
On graduation day, my friend and I went down to the Business Center, where we were told we could use a computer for a minimal charge. We made a brief stop at a gift shop to purchase the essential graduation mortarboard, complete with fuzzy Mickey ears. After a little difficulty, we finally connected to the ceremony site.
Neil Armstrong's words were inspiring. I watched as each of my classmates' names were written over the computer. When my name came up, the whole Business Center cheered and applauded. After watching the rest of my classmates graduate, I went to pay for the time I used and was told, "Congratulations on your degree! Your time online is our graduation present to you."