Also like my paternal grandma, I tend to hold onto things and cherish little mementos. I am sure glad she was the same way as I just found the original diploma she had saved from her mother. I find it fascinating that my great-grandmother was part of the first graduating class of Minot State University, then called Normal School. Even more fascinating is the fact that I am holding an almost 100 year old diploma in my hands!
As MSU approaches it's 100 year celebration in 2013, it makes me proud that a little part of me is following in these women's footsteps. While teaching at MSU is just a very small portion of my time, it feels good being tied to the University in more ways than one.
Take a peek at my great-grandmother's diploma. (and the BeAuTiFuL hand lettering!!!)
|1914 MSU/Normal School Diploma|
|Love the hand lettering!|
|President Crane (i.e. Crane Hall!)|