Friday, April 30, 2010

La Folie Dinner

Thanks to the generous people who sponsored the dinner. It was amazing and delicious! From the various discussions at the dinner I realize that non-ILC members and ILC members really do come from drastically different backgrounds and see a lot of things differently. What's reassuring though is that learning is not dependent on what background you come from. Any person can be successful in academia just as long as they apply themselves. If students apply themselves anything is really possible. With that in mind I respect the ideology of non-ILC members in the Yale Program and will not forget where I come from and how I came to be the person I am today.

-Brandon Amargo

"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it.
The only real security that a man will have in this world
is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."

-Henry Ford


  1. Well put, Brandon. You did a fine job representing our Yalies the other evening.

  2. Brandon, great words the other night. You have set the tone for this years group. I am sure that you feel very good about being part of this collective and that you see first hand how your world can change just by being open.

    A lot of times we believe that we have all the answers but in reality we only know so much. The best part of living is surrounding yourself around talented and highly motivated students. When you do so it ensures that you will always be on the right path.

    The Ivy League Connection has evolved into something that no one could have envisioned, so we just accept our fate and enjoy the ride. I hpe you will also do the same.

    Take care and I look forward to seeing you soon.

    Charles T. Ramsey, Esq.
    School Board Member
    West Contra Costa
    Unified School District

  3. Thanks for the kind words Mr. Ramsey. I am really excited and looking forward to being at Yale this summer!