“We all suffer, we all have pain”: Sam Bracken Inspires Students at Kennesaw State University

Sam Bracken embraces his old coach Bill Curry, who offered Bracken a football scholarship 40 years ago to play  Georgia Tech.

Sam Bracken embraces his old coach Bill Curry, who offered Bracken a football scholarship 40 years ago to play for
Georgia Tech.

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.

Added Bracken:“I am not a legend in my own mind…To think you can succeed in life alone is an error.”

Sam Bracken is the general manager of FranklinCovey Media Publishing and spokesperson for the My Orange Duffel Bag Foundation.

Click here to read more about Kennesaw State University’s convocation.

Click here to view Sam Bracken speak at Random House’s 2012 First-Year Experience® Conference Luncheon
——————————

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under about us, In the News, Top Adoptions, Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s