Dr. Christopher Brian Ireland

Chris graduated!!! That's right everyone, my husband is now a Physical Therapist! He has worked so hard over the last 3 years and I am so proud of him. The time and dedication he put into his school work has paid off! Last week we went to Augusta, Ga for graduation. MCG (Medical College of Ga) has several ceremonies for the graduates. On Thursday, May 7th, was the Honors and Hooding ceremony. Here, the graduates are acknowledged by being "hooded" with their Doctorate or Masters hood. Below are pictures of Christopher's doctorate hooding.

His professor, Doug performed the hooding

After the ceremony we went to a place called Bollweevil in downtown Augusta. They have 24 incredible desserts the size of Texas! (That is only a slight exaggeration, just ask my dad!) We ran into the Muchnicks/Pattersons as well as Leanna Dailey and her family while at the Bollweevil.

On Friday morning, May 8th, the PT department held a small and intimate ceremony for the students. A few of the professors and students spoke and then the graduates were given a White Coat with their new title on it! At the end of the ceremony they did a candle light circle where they all said a brief statement to the person next to them. This was a very special time for the students and professors to enjoy their last moments together as one.

The guys before the PT celebration!

Receiving his white coat

DPT class of 2009

Justin is impressed with his brothers new title as DOCTOR!

I am married to a Doctor!
Apparently blue was the color of the day!

Friday afternoon was MCG's graduation ceremony. We had AWESOME seats and were able to get great pictures of Christopher throughout the ceremony. It was so amazing to watch him walk across that stage and receive his diploma that he has worked so very hard for. I honestly cannot believe that these three years are over. We could not have made it through if it weren't for your love and support through it all. The prayers that you prayed and the encouragment along the way have meant so much to both of us and we THANK YOU!!

Enon Hopkins and Chris excited to be graduating!


This is only half of the diploma... it is HUGE! It's also in Latin, which is kinda neat.

Congratulations, Doctor Christopher Brian Ireland!!!!


Mallory said...

Yay!!! Congrats, Dr. and Mrs. Ireland!!!

Mandie said...

Congratulations Chris (and Abby)!

The Capps said...

Congrats!!! What an accomplishment!!!
I saw your profile we are living in good ole d-ville too!!
I am working at Cobb Wellstar.
See ya soon!

Tim said...

These pics turned out great. Someone's a great photographer.