|Enjoying an evening of great food with great friends.|
One of the reasons I went to Puerto Rico was to attend the Second Annual Reunion for my Alma Mater, Departamento de Ciencias Marinas, Recinto Universitario de Mayaguez. It has been 20 years since I graduated and except for a few friends who I have kept in contact with, I haven't seen a lot of the other graduate students until now. It was great to reminisce about our simple, yet fun, lives in graduate school. Equally great was knowing that a lot of us who left the island (Isla Magueyes) have had successful careers 20 years hence. It was heartwarming to be among scientists, professors, business entrepreneurs, who two decades ago lived in rented houses and had center blocks or stolen milk crates for bookshelves. Kudos to all who were in attendance and to those who missed it, we hope to see you in future reunions.
|With former grad school friends and Professor before the Memorial Tribute to all alumni, staff, and faculty who have left us.|