I am so proud of Corey - not only was he recognized by one of the best business schools in the country at commencement, but he had a fabulous 4-year run. I can tell by meeting his fraternity brothers and friends that he had a great time and will cherish the memories forever! He had all of us wishing we were Wildcat alum. I spent a large chunk of post-graduation time chanting U-of-A! U-of-A! Maybe I will get one of those honorary degrees some day!
The family got together before graduation to write his ad in the book. We decided to do a hashtag but the school editor missed our humor and took us for lame grownups...so they took it upon themselves to change #collegegrad to #1 college grad!
Here he is post-ceremony (1 of 2). Doesn't he looks handsome!
We all scrambled to take pictures together - here are the best of the group!
After the Eller Business School ceremony, we went back to Corey's apartment for a BBQ with his roommates and their families. What college BBQ isn't complete without some beer pong. For some reason, the teams divided between college vs. non-college...guess who won?
After we were all good and buzzed, it was time for graduation ceremony #2...this one was with the entire graduating 2013 class. We were not the most excited, I mean we were leaving beer pong to go sit in the bleachers...but this turned out to be full on amazing!!!
They decorated the foodtball stadium with Class of 2013 on the field and broadcoast everything on the jumbo screen and additional screens on all sides. They even put Corey's name in lights. After several speaches, we finally got to the good part! The school put on a video that played clips and music from the past 4 years, and they handed out wristbands to all of the students so that at one key part during the video, all of their wristbands lit up and started flashing their school colors! The show ended with fireworks. You could hear the student section chearing like crazy - it was so awesome and you could feel the energy...like I said, I wish I was a Wildcat - U OF A! U OF A!
I wish Corey nothing but the best in the next phase of life. I'm excited for him to come home to LA so all of my siblings will be together in 1 state again! More than anything, I'm VERY glad that Brian and I got to spend the weekend in Tucson with everyone and be there for Corey's special day. Bear down...#wildcatforlife.