Dr. Jacqueline Dupont, one of the owners of Assured In-Home Care, was the Commencement Speaker for the U.C. Irvine Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences graduation held on campus at the Bren Center on June 16, 2014. The audience of 6,500 included 1,500 graduates, their families, friends and distinguished faculty members from U.C. Irvine. Forty-two percent of the graduates were the first in their families to attend college.
Dupont’s speech included three major life lessons she learned on her road to success:
- Be a change maker. Be driven and detailed. Have the best manners in the room, and do not be on time . . . be early.
- It’s not all about you. Volunteer, give of your time and your heart to others not as fortunate as you. When you volunteer, you meet the best, brightest, and kindest people.
- Be humble. Be kind to others and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Her full speech can be viewed below. Or you can read her speech by clicking here.