I forgot to mention this last Wednesday, but I went to the college after the Verizon guy finished installing our FIOS (which rocks, by the way!). Along with picking up the Word Perfect X3 from the college bookstore, I swung by the advisers to petition for graduation. Signed in, the adviser called up my records, signed a paper and after another quick swing by Finance, I am now an official graduate of Howard Community College with an Associate of Arts in English.
I've been invited to walk across the stage next May if I choose to, but I think I'll pass on that. I'm not certain when I'll get my diploma, but I suspect it'll arrive here sometime in August.
Still, considering my less than stellar performance the first time that I went through college at the University of Central Missouri, I'm pretty damn proud of graduating from HCC with a 4.0 grade point and membership in Phi Theta Kappa.
Now, it's time to start thinking about grad school.