Matt successfully defended his dissertation and was considered done with his PhD from the University of Arizona in January 2011. He would have walked in the May Commencement, though, and he was unable to attend that. We also have a friend here who finished her Bachelor's degree from BYU and also missed her May Commencement exercises.
So we had a combined party for the two of them!
They each got their own cake.
Matt (U of A):
Rachel (our cake artist)
Rachelle and her husband Ron
Rachelle finished the requirements for her degree just days before having twin boys!!