In the years since he graduated college, Greg has been invited to speak at a variety of events -- including more than a half-dozen Graduations at the middle school, high school, community college & college level. Along the way, he has received a number of honorary degrees. In one instance, he was named an honorary faculty member. Greg's first stint as a Commencement Speaker (at a community college) was the subject of a very kind article in the Education Section of The Washington Post. His own experiences as a student have been featured by media like College Bound, Newsweek Kaplan College Guide, Baltimore Sun & Education Week. The book based on Greg's story, The First Thirty, includes an extensive look at the obstacles students face while navigating their journey through school and the great significance of reaching their goal and 'crossing the stage' at graduation. The book has been highlighted by media like College News. On a variety of occasions, schools have ordered copies of the book for every graduate as a graduation gift. For instance, Parkland Prep Academy ordered copies of the book for every graduate on one of its campuses. In other cases, local companies have generously sponsored the purchase of the book for those graduates. For instance, Rockville Bank ordered copies of the book for 50 graduates of a public middle school in Connecticut. In other cases, groups have done extensive programming with the books in advance of Graduation. For instance, The Janus School in Pennsylvania did a staff & student Common Read of The First Thirty in advance of Greg serving as Graduation Speaker at the end of that year. The books have also been used as Graduation Gift in less traditional graduation settings. For instance, multiple chapters of Diller Fellows have given the books to their participants when they completed their Fellowships. York Leadership did the same thing with its participants. In another case, an organization in New York gave the books (and companion workbooks) to each student in the Life After High School program. In Colorado, Latino College Fair organizers ordered copies of the book for 200 middle school & high school students. To read Graduation-related feedback, click here.