My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: University of Missouri Science & Technology
Location: Rolla, MO
When a university has over 60,000 alumni you will come up with some interesting graduates with interesting careers. Missouri S&T has that with Jack Dorsey the founder of Twitter and a patent attorney named Greg Raymer that became a professional poker player and won the 2004 World Series of Poker.
From what I can tell Greg Raymer lives in Raleigh, NC. Prior to becoming a professional poker player he worked for Pfizer. Photo of Greg below.
What makes colleges important is that they have the possibility to cultivate people to think about ways to change our lives. Missouri S&T can take pride in that they had a hand in doing that with Jack Dorsey. Watch the video and learn how Twitter came about.