More awards…

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I just came from the President’s Scholars dinner, Yes I am a nerd, and yes I am moderately proud of that fact.  Anyway, the President hosts this dinner every year where students who have made the deans list are invited to come and eat and get a t-shirt and what not.  Its all very nice.

When I arrived, I checked in with a woman who informed me that I had been invited to sit at the Presidents table.  I have no idea how in the world they picked me and a few other students to sit with the President and the Provost, but this was a nice surprise.  I was even more surprised to find myself a bit starstruck.  Dr. Davila is really an amazing guy.  He faced a lot of challenges in his time but went on to be successful anyway.

It was a nice evening, Dr. Davila made a very moving speech about always doing your best.  These motivational speeches are always a bit cliche, but they seem to get to me every time.  Like a sappy movie where you know whats coming, but you’re still reaching for the tissues anyway.

Well, I’ve procrastinated on doing my homework long enough…

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One Response to “More awards…”

  1. Robert Davila Says:

    Dear Colleen:

    I rarely look up blogs, but someone told me you had nice things to say about Scholars’ Dinner so I looked you up. Thanks very much for your kind and complimentary words. Scholars Dinner was all about you and other achieving students. That was one of your moments and I thoroughly enjoyed having you at the table and being able to chat for a while. Keep up your good work. All the good things I have enjoyed in my life trace back to being a good student when I was an undergraduate here — just like you! Have a good summer! RRD.

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