Sunday, May 10, 2009

Graduation!!

I am an official UAB graduate! I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Health Information Management with Magna Cum Laude recognition (3.7 GPA). I can't believe it's happened...it feels kind of weird! I definitely give God all the credit....I wouldn't be celebrating this day without his precious life-saving gift 5 years ago. Of course, credit goes towards my Mom and Jeff for giving me that gift of life! And I can't go without thanking my UAB professors for helping me throughout these past 2 years.

Our local newspaper did a story on me. I was interviewed via telephone Friday afternoon. Then Saturday, during commencement, a photographer followed me around during the ceremony, taking pictures and video! It was a neat experience. I felt like I was in a photo shoot. He kept telling me, just act like I'm not here..but here he was taking pictures at every angle. You can view the video below...it's very brief, and is something new the newspaper is trying. It takes place in the gymnasium where we lined up. You can read the article written about me by clicking here. They did a pretty good job with it! I feel honored and special! Thank you all for your prayers, support, and kind words during these past few months. There were times that I wasn't sure if I would be able to graduate! But I did...and it's awesome!! I will post pictures from commencement in a different post!

Katey Ballard graduates from UAB










10 comments:

Sarah said...

Yay graduation!

Brooks Family said...

Awesome! \o/ Congratulations!

RunSickboyRun.com said...

Congrats on the local celebrity status...oh yeah, and on the degree!!!

Ronnie

Emily said...

Oh WOW! A dream come true! I can only imagine how you must be feeling right now. I know it was a very difficult road to stay on but like you said with the Lord's mercy and guidance you made it! I look forward to seeing what God has next do you. CONGRADULATIONS!!!

Yes, I got into the Ham around midnight. They did the bronch this morning but I'm not sure when I'll know something. Thanks for your prayers

Katelyn said...

Yeah oh yeah! You looked great!

CFlover said...

KATEY!!!!!!!!!
I am so excited and proud for you!!!
You are an amazing person and I am more thankful than I could ever say for meeting (in blog world ) you!

Congrats!!!
I cant tell you how happy I am for you!!

XoxXo

The Liberto Family said...

Katey,
That is great news, Congratulations on your big accomplishment. I know there is hope for Melissa when she is your age. I love to hear these stories.

The Liberto Family said...

Can I share this video on my blog? If so how do I find the link?

65 Roses for Marcia said...

You did it,Katey!! Loved the news article. You really are amazing!

Graciy said...

Concrats!!!! It must be awesome to see all that hard work paying off.