College Bound / First Year / Orientation Programs
Greg has been invited to speak at events for college students - including many events for new college students (i.e. an event for First Year students at St. John's University). He also has spoken at events about new college students (i.e. College Readiness Program) & events for soon-to-be-college students (i.e. Graduation Speaker, The Janus School). The book based on Greg's story, The Silhouette Man, includes an in-depth look at his college experience -- especially his first year -- & its impact on his interest & efforts related to topics like service, diversity & philanthropy. The condensed edition of the book for students (The First Thirty) was NSD Leadership Conference Multicultural Relations Book of the Year. The book has been highlighted by media like College News. The books &/or workbooks have been ordered by a variety of schools (&/or specific programs, clubs or courses at schools) for their students (i.e. West Virginia University & University of North Carolina). Schools (i.e. Asnuntuck Community College) have selected the book for First Year courses/programs. In other cases, organizations or universities have ordered the books for college-bound students (i.e. departments or programs at Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & University of Wisconsin-Osh Kosh all ordered copies of the book for teens near their campuses). In other cases (i.e. Illinois Wesleyan University & Lake Forest College), schools have ordered copies of the book-related posters for younger students. 'Life After High School' (New York) gave the books (and companion workbooks) to each student in the program one summer. In Colorado, Latino College Fair organizers ordered copies of the book for 200 middle & high school students, their parents & teachers. A high school in Connecticut got copies for all of its graduates in advance of starting college that Fall. Greg's previous experiences as a student -- especially focused on his last year of his high school & first year of college -- have been featured by media like College Bound, Newsweek Kaplan College Guide, Baltimore Sun, Education Week and The Washington Post. At times, Greg has written for the media including guest columns & articles for publications for undergrads &/or alums for schools (ie University of California-Santa Barbara).