Continuing education continues
you guys! I am now a college graduate. And I am so proud of
this achievement after all these years. Commencement was October
14th in Saratoga Springs; Canfield Casino in Congress Park,
to be exact. It certainly has been a long road since I began
my studies in 1978 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
I know Ive told you before that I had left school after
my junior year as I had gotten hired for a professional acting
always in the back of my mind to go back and finish, but I
became immersed in my quest for fame both in New York City
then Los Angeles. Until my MS literally stopped me in my tracks,
I hadnt taken the time to research my educational options.
Empire State College has turned out to be a great thing for
me as well as for most of the students I met at graduation.
It was weird not knowing any of my fellow students until graduation
day and it was wonderful finally meeting my advisor and many
of the faculty and administration.
with a lovely brunch where we first met fellow students and
faculty with whom wed been working over the phone, Internet
and mail. After brunch, we all headed down the street to the
Canfield Casino where all the students donned our caps and
gowns. The college had given each of the female graduates
corsages with school colors. I gotta tell you, keeping that
cap on was a major undertaking. My mom and one of my sisters
came as well as Herman and his cousin and I have to tell you
that the ceremony was absolutely magical. I was so proud,
and still am, to have been a part of it.
so, that after having met the Dean of Graduate Studies, I
have decided to go forward and pursue a graduate degree in
creative writing after a brief hiatus to gather my thoughts
and prepare a focus for my studies. Itll probably have
to be after next summer, because I cant imagine tearing
myself away from the beach and the sun before then.
a timetable, I might add that the Dean of Graduate Studies
told me to take my time, "Just have it on my desk by
Tuesday at 9 A.M." That was Sunday, this is Wednesday.
Already Im behind schedule!
Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting career
in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance writing from
Caroga Lake here in Fulton County. Previous columns may be
accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com"