BACKGROUND: Despite finishing high school near the top of his class, Greg was rejected from every college he hoped to attend. He did not give up & eventually went on to graduate college with Highest Distinction. Since then, he has devoted much of his time to helping students reach their educational dreams. He became an educator, started the BrunchBunch.com Mentoring Program & launched The 11-10-02 Foundation, which has provided college scholarships to many students. For his efforts, he has received honors like the Jefferson Award for Public Service. The Washington Post. wrote a kind story about Greg's academic and philanthropic experiences and his first time serving as a Commencement Speaker. He has also been featured by media like College Bound, Newsweek Kaplan College Guide, College News and Education Week. SCROLL DOWN
EVENTS: Greg has spoken at many events -- including Graduations & Commencements at the middle school / high school - and - community college / college levels. Along the way, he has received a number of honorary degrees. He also has been guest speaker at 'end of year' events for other kinds of programs. For example, he did the Final Day lecture for a course at Cook School of Business. In another instance, Leadership Wisconsin had him serve as keynote speaker at their end-of-program dinner (and ordered copies of the Legacy Poster for each graduate). SCROLL DOWN
BOOKS: The Silhouette Man (& the condensed edition for 5th-12th grade students, The First Thirty) chronicle Greg's academic experience (including Graduation) & his efforts to help other students fulfill their academic dreams. In some cases, schools have ordered copies for every graduate. The books have also been used as 'graduation gifts' in non-academic settings (e.g. for students graduating from a leadership program). In Colorado, Latino College Fair organizers ordered copies for all of the event's attendees. An organization in New York got the books & companion workbooks for every student in a Life After High School program. SCROLL DOWN
THE PANDEMIC: During the pandemic, Greg teamed up with organizations on projects involving the books -- including projects that involve new graduates or scholarship recipients. For example, in Alaska, an organization ordered copies of the books for 2021 high school graduates who were being awarded scholarships by that organization (and then Greg spoke with them virtually as a surprise).