I have finally graduated!

My family came to town to celebrate. We ate at Emilia in Market Square before the ceremony. The hooding ceremony was exciting. I was introduced as “Dr. Patrick Caveney hooded by Dr. Michael Simpson.” The hood has UT colors, orange and white, and a blue patch to show that my doctorate is in philosophy. Afterward we had drinks at the Library. I wore two different cufflinks, a microscope my sister got for me and an engraving of my initials that my grandmother got me.

On Friday we walked around campus and saw all the improvements that have been made. On Saturday my dad and I ran from Market Square to the UT agriculture campus gardens before the farmers market. Afterward we got coffee and tamales and walked around the farmers market. The same Saturday morning routine of my friends and I before they all graduated and moved away.