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Vanessa Schneider (left) and Rebecca Drake, both HBASc/BEd students, celebrate the end of their first semester at Lakehead University's Orillia Campus.
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Orillia Campus Welcomes Visitors to an Open House
Staff, faculty and current students will be available to talk about academic programs, admissions, financial aid, the Students' Union, the City, housing, campus activities, sports and social events and the plan for the future. A student panel will give prospective students an opportunity to find out what it's really like being a student at
"We hope that all our visitors will take advantage of the campus tours to see the newly-renovated facilities and labs at the University's temporary facilities at Heritage Place," says Dr. Sally-Ann Burnett, Director of Operations,
After the Open House, at 8:10 p.m.,
For more information about the Orillia Campus, visit http://orillia.lakeheadu.ca/
To reach Dr. Burnett for an interview, call 705-329-4298.
Social Entrepreneur Engaging the Public at Lakehead U
After graduating college at the top of his class, Greg Forbes Siegman appeared to be on the 'fast track' to corporate success, but he chose to follow his heart and take a detour -- becoming a substitute teacher for one year. One year turned into eight, and along the way, he established The Brunch Bunch Mentoring Program, designed to break down racial, cultural, and social barriers, and The 11-10-02 Foundation, which helps overlooked students get to college. He is also the founder of ProjectThankYou.com.
Siegman has received some special honours including the Jefferson Award for Public Service and being named America's Daily Point of Light. In 2005, he was honoured at Princeton University as one of the top social entrepreneurs under 40. He has been featured by media such as Good Morning America, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, Global Heroes Magazine, Volunteer Leadership Magazine,and Education Week. He has written for the media as well. For more, please visit www.GregForbes.com
Co-authored by Jillip Naysinthe Paxson, The First Thirty is based on the first thirty lessons learned from the full-circle, first thirty years of Greg Forbes Siegman's life -- from underestimated student to substitute teacher exploring racial and cultural barriers to young philanthropist helping other overlooked students get to college. The book is now used at a wide variety of schools, organizations and companies. For more, please visit www.TheFirstThirty.com
Background On The Art
Called a 'tribute to tolerance and diversity' by Art World News, the collection known as My Sleepless Nights features Greg Forbes Siegman's pencil-based portraits of the contemporary, historical and cinematic figures who have inspired him. The collection , which includes portraits of people such as Nelson Mandela, Harriet Tubman, and Rocky Balboa, has previously been on display in places such as California, New York and Chicago. For more, visit www.MySleeplessNights.com
Members of the Media: To schedule time for a phone or e-mail interview with Mr. Siegman in advance of his trip to Thunder Bay, please contact Marla Tomlinson at 807-343-8177.