|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1947|
|Death: ||Dec. 22, 2001|
Chef Don L. Garrett on the difference between involvement and commitment..."example of a bacon and eggs breakfast-the chicken is involved, but the pig is committed."
Chef Don L. Garrett was the department chairman/instructor of the Culinary Arts program at Washtenaw Community College. Mr. Garrett taught for over 26 years at WCC, during his tenure helped accrediting the Culinary Arts program with American Culinary Federation Educational Accrediting Commission. In 2000, Don was honored as Chef of the Year by the Ann Arbor Culinary Association for his contributions to the profession.
Don was a decorated Vietnam veteran, receiving a Bronze Star. His volunteer activities included Governor for the Michigan District Optimist Club, The Lurie Terrace Senior Citizen Center, and the National Kidney Foundation. Nine days after receiving the WCC Morris J. Lawrence, Jr. award for "those who personify the ideals and passions that endeared M. Lawrence Jr. to his students and community", On December 22, 2001, Don L. Garrett lost his long battle with cancer.
The Optimist Creed
To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet
To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have not time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
*** A big thank you to "Quitoslady" for the lovely photo of Don's gravemarker.
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Record added: Feb 23, 2005
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