Saturday, April 21, 2012
We had our graduation dinner at a local restaurant last night. Technically, we still have one more week of classes, but this is when they scheduled the dinner.
We brought our spouses/significant others, there was an open bar, and the food was pretty good. Some of our professors were there, as well as some of the folks from the university executive development center, who co-ordinate everything.
A couple of classmates had set up a fun survey thing to give out awards, Most Likely to Ask a Question after 9pm, Most Likely to be CEO first, Best Dressed Straight from Work, that sort of thing.
However, there was a category that wasn't listed on the survey. When they went to pass out the certificates, the first one they gave out was actually a plaque, for Class MVP.
My friends and classmates gave it to me! I was humbled, blown away, and incredibly touched. I had no idea I had that much of a positive impact, that my class would present me with such an honor. This must have been something they decided outside the survey, because as I said, that wasn't a category included for nomination.
I think this means more to me than my diploma. The diploma shows that I successfully completed the work. The Class MVP award means I was able to help my classmates.