Sam Bracken, author of My Orange Duffel Bag, shared his life story with students during a convocation on Tuesday, October 8 at Kennesaw State University; hundreds of students and faculty members attended. The audience listened as Bracken talked about being abandoned at age 15, battling homelessness, poverty, and abuse to successfully earn a full-ride football scholarship to the Georgia Institute of Technology. Members of the KSU community were inspired.
“I think it is amazing to see how far he came,” said Laura Saunders said, a nursing student and part of the KSU Dance Team.
“It helps put things in perspective,” added 22-year-old student Jon Fortner said. “No matter how you start, you can really elevate yourself and achieve something.
Sam Bracken is the general manager of FranklinCovey Media Publishing and spokesperson for the My Orange Duffel Bag Foundation.