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5. I was first person in my family to graduate from college (BS Mechanical Engineering from Purdue)
Wed Feb 14, 2024, 05:29 PM
Feb 14

Both my daughters graduated (the older has her MS in Data Analytics now after a BS in Mechanical Engineering like me). The younger has a BS in Nursing. To my knowledge none of my cousins graduated form college. My half brother went to technical school and the Navy and has a good job repairing hospital equipment for 30 years. He married a nurse.

All three of my brother's sons will have degrees after the youngest graduates in December. I married into a very educated family (FIL Doctorate in Mathematics, BIL Doctorate in Biochemistry, all the other siblings with at least a BS, and my niece and nephew both have Masters in Fine Arts - Music).

In general my cousins are doing pretty well (one retired after 20 years in the Navy and is now doing a variety of different things, another runs her own farm, one is a dental hygienist, and two are police officers).

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