Greg Davis, Executive Director of Management Support Services (basically he's the CTO) for the Des Moines (IA) Public Schools received his doctorate on May 9 from Iowa State University. As his doctoral advisor, I had the pleasure of 'hooding' Greg at Commencement.
Simultaneously, up in Minneapolis, another of my doctoral advisees, Lisa Finsness, Director of Instructional Media and Technology for the Osseo (MN) Area Schools, was graduating with her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota (where I used to work).
Please extend hearty kudos to Drs. Davis and Finsness for successfully completing their doctorates. Doctoral programs are long, arduous journeys. They both should be commended for making it through with smiles on their faces!