Thank you, Mr. Haskell, Mr. Murphy, and Ms. Merritt for the wonderful, warm introduction and for giving me this great honor. I was afraid I was going to be a little late because I couldn’t find my parking space. I decorated and painted it in 1983.
Well, I do want you to know how special it is to be back on this campus, a place where I felt safe to explore and learn and grow . . . and become.