I always thought Commencement was about getting that diploma — Who knew? It’s all about the shoes!
As alumni director I sit on the stage and give a little talk at each Commencement ceremony. It’s a great vantage point because you can see the smiles and excitement on the face of the students as they come by to shake hands and get the diploma cover. But it doesn’t take long to notice — the incredible display of shoes!
Maybe it’s because the caps and gowns are all uniform that grads feel the need to show their individuality or maybe it’s just a great treat to reward your accomplishment with a new pair of shoes. Maybe it’s a little bit of a competition. Who knows? But it is fun to watch.
Some ladies go for pure comfort, primarily flip flops. One group of graduates, the 8 or so graduates of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice candidates, all wore the same glamorous style of gem encrusted flip flops – stylish, practical and fun!
Hope you enjoy these other fashion statement shoes as seen at TWU Commencement!