A Very Special Graduation

Mary Webb, a recent graduate from the Educational Leadership Ph.D. program, did not graduate with the usual ceremony held on the Oxford campus. Mary, who teaches at North College Hill Elementary School, wanted to celebrate her milestone with her students, instead.  Dr. Webb believes that her story — as a high school dropout who returned to school to ultimately complete a terminal degree — could serve as an inspiration to the children with whom she works.  So Mary and her advisor, Dr. Denise Taliaferro Baszile, worked with the Graduate School at Miami to have a special ceremony for Dr. Webb held at a special school assembly.

Dean of the Graduate School, Jim Oris, conferred to Dr. Webb her degree and her doctoral hood during the ceremony.  A local  news station put together this story about the event. We offer our congratulations to Dr. Webb!

Mary Webb and Denise Taliaferro Baszile