Woman's graduation, wedding all part of milestone weekend

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman is packing a lot of milestones into one weekend.

On Saturday, Anna Schaar is scheduled to graduate from medical school and will be promoted in the U.S. Air Force, The Flint Journal reported (http://bit.ly/1IC8lC7 ). On Sunday, she and Andrew Friend are getting married. And if that's not enough, they're also buying a house.

"I keep saying that I'm sprinting into adulthood," Schaar said with a laugh. "It's incredible. It's a really big weekend."

Schaar spent the last two years studying medicine in Flint through Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. During graduation, the second-generation Michigan State medical school graduate will be promoted to captain in the Air Force.

Schaar is among 181 medical doctors graduating from the College of Human Medicine and one of 36 from the Flint campus. The wedding ceremony is planned in Eaton Rapids, with about 15 guests.

"My family and Andrew's family has been incredibly supportive with everything that we are choosing to do in a tight weekend," Schaar said. "I don't think I'd be able to accomplish it all without my family and Andrew's family."

She plans to start at the College of Human Medicine Family Residency program in Grand Rapids in June. The spring before she finishes her residency, she will find out her assignment from the Air Force.

Her fiancé said it's "amazing how well she's kept everything together and in perspective." He said it will be an exciting weekend.

"She's been a rock through this whole process," he said. "I couldn't be more proud of her."


Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint

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