This past Saturday Brian went through Buena Vista University's graduation ceremony. Brian completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management the same week that Philip was born. It was a busy week and the last month has flown by! It was nice to have a day to focus on Brian's accomplishment. Not only were Brian's parents Don and Patsy able to attend, but Aunt Jean & Uncle Gary and Aunt Sharon & Uncle Chuck, and Brian's cousin Christie also made the drive over. It was so nice to have so much family support!
Brian waits before heading over to the chapel to line up for the march.
The day started out rainy, but cleared up by the afternoon. BV's main campus (in Storm Lake, IA), is beautiful, which made the day even better. Here is a photo of the the graduates lining up. Brian's pretty easy to pick up being the tallest of the group. See him?
Here's Brian entering the fieldhouse for the ceremony. Brian and I after the ceremony. As a BV faculty/staff member I also marched in the ceremony (hence my cap and gown). I am so proud of Brian! We didn't get a picture of everyone who came to support Brian, but here is Brian with his father Don (on Brian's left) and Uncle Gary (Don's younger brother). There's a lot of height in the Bickmeier family, as you can see. Standing next to his father and Uncle Brian appears to have normal height. After the ceremony everyone came back to our house for cake and conversation. Just as the cake says...Congratulations Brian! We're all so proud of you!