Thursday, May 07, 2009

And the award for thesis of distinction goes to...

As if it couldn't have gotten any better...

It is my honor to congratulate you and inform you that your thesis has been chosen to be designated as “Passed with Distinction.” We would like to recognize you at the Graduate Reception on Friday May 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Ahern Room. I encourage you and your family to attend. In addition, we would like to send notification to your employer.

Paula Hollis
Executive Assistant, School of Education
University of St. Thomas

If you do not know what "Thesis of Distinction" refers to, it means...
The award Thesis of Distinction is granted for an exceptionally good or original thesis, without consideration of the student's record in other work. The chair of the major department will appoint a committee of at least two members (including the thesis advisor) to read the thesis, and will recommend to the Dean the granting of this award where this seems appropriate. Such theses will be retained in the department. The award is noted on the transcript.

In the human pet's case, she is one of five graduating masters' students (from all possible majors) to win the award. It also means that the university will help her have the manuscript published in a professional journal, and a copy of her thesis will be kept in the university library so other students can use her research for their papers.

The neighborhood is still reeling from the news, and believe me, the celebrations went on long into the night! What a terrific end to such a long journey!


24 comments:

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

That's wonderful news, we are very happy for your human pet.

Anonymous said...

Yeah!

Bravo Zeus, I am sure your inspiring nature helped the distinguished thesis writer more than words can say.

No need to pack your bags now, I think you'll be kept in the style and kibble you are accustomed to!

Ollie & Mel

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

YAY! Congratulations!!!!

Parker said...

Zeus, you have every right to be proud of your human! Please tell her "great job" from us!

The Meezers said...

::STANDING UP AND CLAPPING:: CONCATULATIONS HUMANPETMARINA!! We are furry proud of you and furry 'acited!!!!

The Creek Cats said...

Wowie wow wow!! That is just fabulous news!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Will there be a pawty?

Khan I khome?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: KHONGRATS!!!!!!!!

Mack said...

WOW - that is pawsome news!

time to Partay!

Ruby Bleu said...

Congratulations!!!! That is pawtastic!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is excellent news Zeus. Congrats to your human! You must have done an excellent job editing...

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

YAHOO!!!!!!!!

MacVet, Slash and Bronzy said...

Catgratulations!!! I am shure it must haf been all YOUR hard work and inspiration. Here's a Niptini fur you!!!

~Slash

The Monkeys said...

Your human pet should be very proud! That's a great award and accomplishment!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

It's us again, Zeus. We're responding to the
question you left on our blog. Tatami mats are what the Japanese use for floor coverings. They are traditionally made of rice straw and each one measures around 3 feet by six. In fact, the Japanese measure room sizes by the number of tatami mats! Small is 4 and a half, medium-size is 6 etc... They are usual just over two inches thick and have a little give to them, so they are comfortable to sit on and sleep on.

We hope this helps!

barb said...

Congratulations! That is quite an accomplishment! Your human pet has every reason to be very proud and very excited! Awesome! Continued best wishes!

Head-bonks from Gandalf and Grayson!

Derby said...

Wow, what an honor for your human pet. That must mean she hasn't been just goofing off in grad school for the past few years.

Thanks for the Gotcha Day wishes.

Lorenza said...

Congratulations!
Congratulations!
Congratulations!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Cory said...

Wow that is a very special honor! Zeus, did you have a paw in that?

Angel said...

Congratulations! that is a big honor!

Fin said...

Good Job Human Pet! Is your thesis about cats? Zeus?

Niko and Cloud said...

Wow!
Zeus, make sure to purr on your human pet a lot to congratulate them!

The Island Cats said...

Congrats to your human pet!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Congratulations to your pet human! Sounds like she did a terrific job. You must be very proud of her.

PS -- How come you weren't invited to the party? We know you must have been a biiiiiiig help to her.

The Furry Kids said...

Concats to your pet!!!!