Today it was my supreme pleasure to receive my PhD (officially!) from the CUNY Graduate Center! The Commencement Exercises took place at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, along with several colleagues from the PhD Program in French at the GC, as well as other colleagues from Macaulay. The student speaker was Gregory Donovan from the PhD Program in Environmental Psychology, who spoke brilliantly about what it is to be a scholar. The best part for me, though, was that in attendance were my sister, mother, niece, nephew, and several friends. Afterward my brother gave me a gorgeously framed giclé of Carl Köhler’s André Gide (pictured below). I’m absolutely thrilled (and might I say, proud)!