07 June 2012

He did it!!!

He did it!

Jurg graduated on Tuesday night and is now officially Dr. Jurgen Becker!

{still sounds so weird to say!}

University of Johannesburg put on a wonderful ceremony {it wasn't too long, it was indoors, and the speeches were great} and his family and I all thoroughly enjoyed cheering him on as he walked across the stage.  I know I've said this about a million times on here already, but it felt so, so good to see him acknowledged and to know that all of his years and years of hard work have finally paid off.  

Let me tell you, I am one proud girlfriend this week.


Since Jurg was graduating with a Phd, when he was called on stage his study leader was asked to come forward and read his dissertation abstract out loud.


I know I'm probably a little biased, but I think he looks so professional {and handsome ;)} in his red gown, don't you?!


His abstract was also printed in the programme!


The council seated on stage.


Getting capped {?} by the Vice Chancellor


He did it!  Go Jurg!


This is the only photo we managed to get together the whole night and it was taken right after the ceremony.  Blurry, I know, but I still love it because you can see how genuinely ecstatic we both are :) 


Afterwards we all went to Mythos in the Design Quarter for some amazing Greek tapas and platters.  And of course, we also had a celebratory champagne toast and indulged in lindt chocolate cupcakes for dessert. It was the perfect way to end an already great evening and commemorate someone who happens to be one of my very favorite people in the whole world.

Now we're on to a new chapter {and I say we're because that Phd was also a huge chapter of my life} and I can't wait to see what the future holds for the both of us.

Only good things ahead! 

Ps: I promise that this is the last "Jurgen got his Phd!" post, there were just so many little blog worthy milestones this year with regards to him finishing his dissertation - and believe me, we're both thrilled that this chapter is finally over!  I think it's safe to say that the last two years have been a long and rocky {albeit well worth it} journey!  And to be honest, I just can't help but brag on my boy this week :)

pps: I love you Jurg!

27 comments:

  1. Congrats to him! That is so great.

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  2. Congrats to him! That is so great.

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  3. You can brag all you want - a PhD is quite the accomplishment!

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  4. Finishing a PhD program is no easy task. Congratulations to him!!

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  5. congrats! That is awesome!!

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  6. What a milestone! Congrats to you both on getting through it!

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  7. Yay! Congrats to Jurg! I cannot even imagine how tough this must have been for him and for you too sometimes!! Yay!

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  8. Yay! Congrats to Jurg! I cannot even imagine how tough this must have been for him and for you too sometimes!! Yay!

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  9. That's a BIG deal, I'm glad you guys got at least one blurry shot - and you look genuinely thrilled, so it's legit :) Congrats!

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  10. Such a great accomplishment! You have every right to be a very proud GF! Congrats to Jurg!

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  11. Congratulations to BOTH OF YOU!! My brother just finished med school last year and I know it was almost as rough on his GF as it was on him.

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  12. so many congrats to you both! (you worked hard for his PhD, too, I know!)

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  13. This is SO so so exciting! Congratulations!

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  14. Super impressive. Congrats to the Dr.!

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  15. CONGRATS!!! Way to go, such a huge accomplishment!!!

    xo the egg out west.

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  16. Aw, congratulations to you and your boyfriend. You guys look so cute!

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  17. awww you must be so proud!! congratulations jurgen!!

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  18. Congrats to him! So exciting! xoxox

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  19. ooh congrats to him!
    & great blog!! :)

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  20. Yay for Jurg! I understand that you're so proud! I would be really proud too :)

    And hope you have an amazing weekend!

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  21. that's wonderful! I can't wait to hear what he will be up to next!

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  22. Yay, Jurg! That is so awesome, I can see why you are so proud :) What an exciting chapter to close, with a new adventure waiting ahead!

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  23. how exciting! congratulations again to jurgen!! :) you should be super proud!! that is quite the accomplishment.

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  24. You should brag about him. What an amazing accomplishment! Lovin your little blog and looking forward to following your next journey. ;)

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  25. yayyy :) a massive congratulations to him! thats amazing x

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