Ring the Bell! by taffy

Ring the Bell!

A new tradition was started in our college after I retired. Following the successful defense of a dissertation which means a newly minted Ph.D., a member of the committee rings a very loud bell to announce it in the college. The chair of the students' committee is given a tiny bell to commemorate that role. Here's my bell, and in my extras you can see my student holding the bell that was rung standing next to me, with three of her four committee members -- all smiles: https://365project.org/taffy/the-also-ran-ph/2020-01-14
I had two students yet to finish despite my retiring. With Amy's successful defense yesterday, I have only one left.
Superb on black...Great use of negative space
January 15th, 2020  
Oh what a great tradition! You sound so proud of your students. Nothing better than a teacher who cares methinks. Super image of your bell.
January 15th, 2020  
What a lovely tradition!
January 15th, 2020  
Congratulations to Amy and you on guiding her through to the successful defense. Your bell gives a great shine on the black and I like all the space you have given it.
January 15th, 2020  
Beautiful!! And so interesting to know the bell's story. How kind you continue to support after retirement.
January 15th, 2020  
What a wonderful tradition! What a great teacher you are Taffy to still be encouraging and helping your students after your retirement. I think they were lucky to have you! Love the image!
January 15th, 2020  
Cool tradition and a beautiful minimalist shot Taffy!
January 15th, 2020  
What a nice gift, and a creative shot of it.
January 15th, 2020  
A fine tradition, I know you are proud of Amy! This is a lovely minimalist shot.
January 15th, 2020  
Great lighting in this composition! You must be proud to have guided your students through the years, and even into retirement.
January 16th, 2020  
Fabulous tradition and image fav
January 16th, 2020  
What a lovely tradition! Your bell is beautiful and so well lit!
January 16th, 2020  
What a neat tradition - love the love the stateliness (is that a real word?)and simplicity you gave to this special hard-worked-for honor
January 16th, 2020  
Wonderful tradition.
January 16th, 2020  
A stunning capture with wonderful lighting. What do you use as a background Taffy?
January 16th, 2020  
Superbly photographed
January 16th, 2020  
A momentous occasion. Beautiful. So kind of you to see them through.
January 16th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana Thanks! Background is just one of our dining room chairs - black leather.
January 16th, 2020  
that's lovely
January 16th, 2020  
Love it! Fav
January 16th, 2020  
Fabulous tradition and such a beautiful capture of this bell. If the college ever require a PR document or brochure, they need to use this photo. It's just super. Has to be viewed on black!
January 16th, 2020  
Great light and reflections.
January 16th, 2020  
Simple fav
January 16th, 2020  
What a wonderful new tradition, beautifully captured ..congrats to you and Amy
January 16th, 2020  
I love the lighting in this.
January 16th, 2020  
An interesting tradition!
January 16th, 2020  
Wow very nice in black and great light!
January 16th, 2020  
What a strong image and what a lovely tradition to set in place!
January 16th, 2020  
That's a huge accomplishment and a nice tradition. Your bell looks great on black and this composition truly makes it stand out. Excellent shot and congratulations!!
January 16th, 2020  
What a lovely tradition, and what a beautifully photographed commemorative bell. I don't remember Bill having a bell (rather two) for the twins so it must have been after them.
January 17th, 2020  
Congrats to both of you and what a great way to mark the moment
January 17th, 2020  
Lovely story. Were you a lecturer then? I've taught A level for 30 years, first Biology and Psychology for the last 20.
January 17th, 2020  
@angelar Thank you! I'm not sure how the US system compares to yours, so am not sure what the equivalent of lecturer would be. But I think similar -- I was a professor for 38 years until I retired, so responsible for research and teaching. I did love my job/career! It is a relief to be almost finished, post-retirement, with only one more Ph.D. candidate to graduate. Where are you teaching? Is A level equivalent to university? I think it is but am not sure.
January 17th, 2020  
What a lovely tradition. Thanks for sharing the story behind it.
January 18th, 2020  
Lovely tradition and beautiful photo
January 19th, 2020  
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