Monday, May 19, 2008

Meet the new doc!!!

Allow me a bit of 'auntie' pride in saying big congrats to one of Emory's newest graduates--Melissa, daughter of my friend Joy. And....she graduated summa cum laude (friend Judy sez that is Latin for "wow doggie!") a week ago today at Emory University School of Medicine. Here she is with her sweet mom...

And with her hubby, sister, cousin and other friends in her cheering section...

Melissa now begins her residency in pediatrics. And to her credit, she has recently returned from Guatamala where she did an immersion class for two weeks, and lived with locals to beef up her Spanish abilities. She is one sharp cookie...and a beautiful young lady, inside and out. Congrats, Doc Melissa. We love you bunches!!!!!!!

11 comments:

HaleyD said...

WAY TO GO, MELISSA! We are so proud of you!!

Mom, can you believe I walked across that stage 15 years ago?!? (Let's don't mention how many years since your first Mother's Day though, okay? That can be our little secret.)

XOXO,
Haley
Emory '93C

Sandy B & Dick said...

Yes, this reminded me of that very day 15 years ago...and how proud we were then (and still are) of our very own Emory grad. I need to dig out those pics...and of the two graduates who followed you at two other schools. Am I a proud mommie or what?

Remember, you three get to pay for the nursing home bills:-)...we love y'all...xoxoxoxoxoxox, Mom and Dad...

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

woo hoo! joy that is wonderful honey! she looks SO young! arghhh..... (translation: i am so old!)

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoox

ps: sandy, i know you don't mind me writing to joy here! ha ha

be there on june 6th.

Sarge Charlie said...

let me see, I think I hear a little bit of southern belle pride, y'all. Congrats Doc.

Sandy B & Dick said...

Sweetie, you can write to Joy here any time...she reads the blog every day. That's what friends do:-) She reads yours and Sarge's blogs, too...and enjoys them!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Doctor Melissa! Has a nice right to it doesn't it? Congratulations to her family and friends. :)

the donG said...

wow! that's something you can really be proud of. congratulations to you, to all who supported her and of course to the graduate.

Sandy B & Dick said...

Thanks for all the good wishes. Mama Joy reads these comments, so she will see them and pass them on for sure:-)

Melissa said...

Hey auntie! Thanks so much for bein' proud of me, and for your love and support... It was quite a special day, and I am glad that you could celebrate it with us, even from afar! Love ya

Sandy B & Dick said...

Hey, Melissa...you are quite the *star*! And lots of folks wish you well...hugz

Lois Grebowski said...

YAY tot he new doc!!!!