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Opening-Month Speaker to Discuss Leadership Principles

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Aug. 25, 2008) - SUNY Plattsburgh's centers for Student Involvement, Fraternity/Sorority Life and for Organization Development are pleased to announce the 2008 opening-month featured speaker, Ed Gerety. Gerety will present "Making Your Mark: Leadership Principles to Meet the Challenge" on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. in the Warren Ballrooms of the Angell College Center on campus.

Ed Gerety Poster In this high-energy, humorous and interactive keynote, Gerety will directly address the issues that students face in college including:

  • personal responsibility.
  • respect.
  • drugs and alcohol.
  • scholarship.
  • balance.
  • leadership.
  • getting involved.
  • and making a difference.

He will share his personal experiences, insights and real life examples to teach the principles that are essential to being a successful student today.
Gerety has spoken in all 50 states, Canada and Europe. He is the author of "Combinations: Opening the Door to Student Leadership," a contributing author of "Lessons from the Road" and three other books on leadership and personal development.

The National Speakers Association awarded Gerety their highest earned designation and international measure of platform skill, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), an honor held by less than 10 percent of the more than 4000 members who belong to the International Federation of Professional Speakers.
For questions or more information, please contact Allison Swick-Duttine at 518-564-4825.

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