Welcome to the PhD Club;
This page is dedicated to graduate students who have successfully defended their PhD and are now full fledged of the club.
Hi Dr. Carter, I just wanted to let you know that I passed my dissertation defense! Thanks for all of your work and the support of the PROMISE staff. The Dissertation House was a huge help in getting me through this process.
Best, Amy Carrillo
I was at a crash and burn point on the diss before I found your program. I was totally debilitated by panic attacks from putting pressure on myself. After I got medicated, I found your program and it helped me tremendously to get work done while overcoming my anxiety. Lots of credit to you for getting me through that!
Thanks for your tremendous help—I wrote, defended, graduated and walked!
Dr. Carter, I just wanted to say thanks for all of your help through the Dissertation House. I successfully defended my dissertation in September, and now am slated to graduate in December. I was aiming to defend in August when we were at Rocky Gap, but due to my committee member’s schedules, I wasn’t able to find an open slot until September.Thanks again and I hope you keep inspiring other graduate students!
Stacy (President) Hobson
Dear Dr. Carter, I wanted to let you know that I successfully defended my dissertation on Friday! I am so excited and wanted to thank you for your contribution to my education process. I do not think I would have come this far without the Promise Program and your work with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I submitted my dissertation document successfully last week to graduate
school. I got a waiver for not registering for classes.
Thank you so much for all your help.
Hi Dr. Carter-
I wanted to let you know I successfully defended in late August and will graduate at the end of the month! Thanks for your product and helping to put me on the right track.
Jen (History PhD– Temple University)
Dear Dr. Carter,
Happy new year to you, too!
I successfully defended my dissertation on Nov. 23–much appreciation to you and the DH week in July for giving me the final push! I ust finished up revisions over the holiday, which I am reviewing with my advisor this Friday.
Glad to pitch in as a speaker/resource for any future activities you might organize. You are doing a wonderful job!
Hi Dr. Carter, I successfully defended yesterday! It went very well. I appreciate all
of the work that you helped me with last summer–I rally feel like I
turned the corner after the week long session.Thank you so much. Yesterday was fun–I guess it’s like that when you feel
Again, thanks for your help!
Wendell D. Hall
Ph.D. Candidate, EDHI
University of Maryland
“A good dissertation is a done dissertation” as the saying goes. I am done. Thank you for your encouragement.
At age 60 and after 6 years I have finished my dissertation! Thank you for providing such a valuable contribution to education.
Dr. Jerry D. Bryan
The defense was a success. Minor revisions. Everything was submitted by November 22nd. I get hooded this Sunday. Can you believe it? Hauled it and finished it. Now I have to get some publications done. Thanks for your direction, support, and and honest and frank counsel at the diss. house.
How are you?
I wanted to let you know that I successfully defended last Friday. Phew!!!!
I have a handful of edits to make but I am done and will be at graduation!
Thank you so much for all your support.
I would like to thank you for all of your help; I have finished my dissertation.
Thank you for your timely and helpful articles. I successfully defended my
dissertation and graduated this past June.
I continue to appreciate your
newsletter as I prepare to write journal articles
and other scholarly works.
Many blessings to you,
Dear Dr. Carter, We met a number of months ago, we actually met at the Fed Ex Kinkos in downtown Silver Spring. I am a student at Howard, or should I say former student since I actually completed my doctoral program. I am happy to say that your advice, CD, talk at Howard and newsletter helped in the process. Thank you very, very, very, much. Perhaps we will, at some point have the opportunity to meet again.
A. A. Gibson Ph.D.
Dear Dr. Carter:
I successfully defended my dissertation three weeks ago, I am a PhD! TA-DA was an amazing eye-opener and the FinishLine newsletter kept me on the track while writing my dissertation, especially in the final months that seemed interminable … I mostly appreciated your suggestion to work on something else (tables, references etc.) when I was not feeling like writing or I had a writer’s block. At the end of the day I felt like I still did something toward completion of the dissertation instead of chiding myself for not writing. Thank you very much!
Claudia, UMBC (2007)
Thanks to your help and encouragement, I am finally done.
Just wanted to let you know, I have completed my dissertation, I have graduated from Texas A & M University, College Station, I am Dr. J. Taylor