I am sorry, but an associates degree or a certificate from a trade school, is not a college degree!!
I have had many friends, and their husbands posting that they "graduated college." One even said, "Mom, you finally raised a college graduate." I am sorry but your AA from community college does not make you a college graduate. Going to Beauty School doesn't make you a college graduate. Going to Culinary school, or automobile school, or any other technical school does not make you a college graduate. I have taught at a technical school before, there is a HUGE difference. I got my AA before I went on to finish and complete a college degree -- there is a HUGE difference.
(I am not saying it's not something to be proud of. It's a lot better then nothing, and even better than most. But you are not a college graduate. No college party, or gifts, or huge celebration! I worked hard for 4 years, and now signed up for another 3 years. I have paid my "dues" and worked really hard to earn my college degree. Your little "certificates" are not the same. period!)
I can't believe of all the post I have made on CafeMom over the last several years that this ends up a featured post! I have always wanted a featured post. I know, sounds stupid! I just can't believe it was this post, of all the post I have made, this one became MY featured post!