Deferred grads

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  1. KPMum2012

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    There is a chance that our DD may have to take deferred graduation (1 credit sea project redo that may run a few weeks past graduation). In the past, deferred grads have participated in all of the graduation ceremonies, but have received an empty case. We have heard that the plans for this year are that deferred grads will not walk at graduation. Does that mean that after 4 years of hard work and struggle, DD does not get any sort of celebration or public recognition? It’s not as if deferred grads can come back and participate in a later ceremony. DD is pretty upset about the possibility of not getting to participate in the graduation ceremonies. And we’re not thrilled at the idea of not getting celebrate her achievements just because the completion may be a week or two later than her classmates. Does anybody have any more information on this? I'm also wondering how this affects any 1/C who will need to retake licensing exams.
     
  2. KPEngineer

    KPEngineer Eternal Father ...

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    Way to harsh if you ask me. Personally I think it should be up to the class. I wouldn't feel it would have taken anything away from me if the guy next to me got an empty tube.

    My roomate was prevented from participating by a member of the commandants staff with a well earned nickname because he was a little late (we were still marching on) and he hadn't shaved. I'm still dumbfounded that the guy would think it was OK to do that to someone.
     
  3. KP2013dramamama

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    Some people are just...well as Auntie Em said in the Wizard of Oz..."Being a good Christian woman, I can't say it"..but write it? still probably not. Sorry about this for your dd. I hope it gets resolved in a positive way.
     
  4. KPMum2012

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    Hmmm, as an outsider, I don't know that nickname. But I can think of some appropriate names for such a person - none of them printable in a public forum.:eek:
     

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