This April it was an honor to accept Humboldt State's Distinguished Alumni Award. It was such a flattering experience and something that has been a goal of mine for some time and much earlier in life than expected.
Back in 2012 Humboldt announced I was under review for the award and in early 2013 officially announced myself as a recipient. (read more here: Humboldt State Distinguished Alumni Award: Ellie Cachette 2006 Alum). The whole experience has made me proud of my alma mater and of the things I have worked most hard at.
Below is my acceptance award speech given April 20th 2013 at Humboldt State University.
INNOVATION AND ACCEPTANCE
Every time a friend of mine made chicken he cut the corners funny before putting it in the baking dish. One day I asked him, why? Why do you cut the corners like that? He said he didn’t know, just thats how his grandmother did it. A few years later I had the pleasure of meeting the grandmother and asked her why she cut the corners of her chicken funny and she laughed, asking who wanted to know. When I told her it was her grandson she laughed even harder.
“That’s silly, I used to cut the corners like that because it was the only way to fit it in my oven dish!
presentation: my experience
While on campus I was given the opportunity to talk about my past experience and time at Humboldt.