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Surprise, surprise, surprise.

(For those of you who follow me on FB, you may ignore this post.)

I don’t normally post a lot of non-writing stuff on this blog, but as you may know, I’m in my last couple of semesters at Bowie State University, working toward my Masters of Arts in English. It’s been an interesting three years, trying to juggle a full-time job, college, writing, and family and friends. It’s been interesting too since my daughter is currently in college also, so we double-check each other to ensure we’re current in our homework and such.

So, I was surprised last night when the office manager for the English department to me there was a letter for me in her office. Since there was a little time before class started, I followed her back, thinking it was my comprehensives results. Instead, it was from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowie State.

It took me a few passes to comprehend what it said:

“It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that the CAS Awards Selection Committee has unanimously selected you winner of the 2014 ‘Outstanding Graduate Student Award’”

To say I’m flabbergasted is putting things mildly. I had no clue I’d even been nominated for this award by my faculty or what I’d done to deserve this. While I like getting compliments the same as anyone else, I really don’t see myself as anything special. I’m really humbled by this.

Next post, I’ll try to have some writing stuff for you.

Originally published at Richard C. White. Please leave any comments there.


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