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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Success........



My youngest son, Dan, has just had confirmation that he has been awarded a First Class Hons for his Law Degree!

Having dropped out of Uni before completing his Degree when he was 18, he decided to go back three years ago, at the age of 32, as a mature student and has worked so very hard, he deserves his success.    I should add that him going back to Uni was down to the selflessness of his partner, Fi, who has worked relentlessly to keep them all whilst Dan has been studying.

His Dad and I and all the family are so very proud of his achievement and apparently only 6% of Law students are awarded a First Class Degree!

We love you Dan! x

25 comments:

Daryl said...

Having an attorney for a sister or a sister who is an attorney ;-) I know how difficult law school can be and how hard one has to work just to get through and to be awarded First Class is a brilliant achievement all the more so because he was competing with 20yos!

Dan's Fi-ver said...

Thanks Mum! I've got to match my success in the fourth year now and aim for a distinction in the MLP! x

Sharon J said...

Oh, well done, Dan! It was brave of you to go back at such a late stage and to receive an honours when you have a home and family to take care of, too, that's just amazing!

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations, Dan! I know that's a rough course of study.

MorningAJ said...

WELL DONE DAN!

I was a mature student (37!) so I know the advantages and the disadvantages of being older than your classmates. I hope this is the start of some great times for him. I know mine was!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Huge congratulations to your son. What in incredibly proud moment this has been for you and your family. To have the love and support he has received, will no doubt have carried him through the tougher times of revision. With love and best wishes for a very successful career.

CJ xx

nitebyrd said...

Wonderful! What a great accomplishment!

Valerie said...

Congratulations to your son and to his partner. A fine achievement ... hard work obviously paid off. I wonder which branch of law he'll go into.

Ron said...

"he decided to go back three years ago, at the age of 32, as a mature student and has worked so very hard, he deserves his success."

Oh, how wonderful!

BRAVO, DAN!!!!

A HUGE congratulations to you!

You must be so proud of him, m'dear!

X

Akelamalu said...

Dan was the oldest in the class and got so frustrated when the younger ones didn't work Daryl. He tried to tell them it would be so much easier for them to work now than have to go back later in life and do it.

Dan I just know you'll do it! Trust me, I'm your mother. x

It was brave of him Sharon and it's not been easy but he's thrilled he's done it. :)

He said it's not been easy Mama Zen but it has been worth it. :)

Ah you know exactly what it's all about then AJ!

Everyone has been routing for him CJ!

Yes it is Nitebyrd, thanks. x

I don't think he knows which branch of Law he wants to go into yet Valerie, he's just concentrating on getting his Degree and his Masters.

Indeed I am Ron, thanks m'dear. x

Thom said...

First of all congrats on going back to school and a BIG congrats for the degree. Also your family support is heart warming. :). Well done

Beach Bum said...

Congratulations!

A Lady's Life said...

congratulations! Thats a very hard thing to do but I must say that its a good idea for people to take a class every year It doesn't hurt and before long you accumulate all the credits you need to have a degree.

theothersideofparis said...

Wow, I'm impressed. Great achievement.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

wow i'm impressed, what hard work he's done and his lovely wife too, her part was so important also. i hope now they truly have a wonderful life ahead of them!!

smiles, bee
oxoxoxoxoxo

secret agent woman said...

That;s really wonderful - congratulations to him!

Quilly said...

Very well done! Sometimes waiting to go to school is better in the long run. One better understands the value of the education and knows how to focus and succeed.

Akelamalu said...

I thankyou on Dan's behalf Thom x

Cheers Beach

So true Lady's Life!

Thanks Dumdad x

His partner made it possible for him Bee, such a selfless thing to do.

Cheers SAW :)

That was certainly the case for Dan Quilly.

Banker Chick said...

Congratulations to Dan, I'll bet you are so proud. DD1 is an attorney and has just formed her own firm. It is an achievement!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Bankerchick. We are so very proud and you're right it is an achievement. Well done to your DD1 too, I wish her every success. x

Julia Smith said...

*cheering*

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Julia x

Travis Cody said...

Congratulations Dan!

I know how difficult it is to go back to school and finish up. I walked with my BS in Business Admin at 36. Well done!

Crazy Working Mom said...

Congrats, Dan! That is amazing. :)

I'm sure you are one proud momma!!

Akelamalu said...

Well done to you too Trav, as you say it's not easy.

I am indeed a proud Momma Tisha :)