Motivational Speaker Bobby Petrocelli to Address Upward Bound Convocation July 8


 Motivational Speaker Bobby Petrocelli to Address Upward Bound Convocation July 8

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- The public is invited to join WVSU's Upward Bound students for a talk and open discussion session with motivational speaker Bobby Petrocelli on Sunday, July 8th at 4 p.m. in the Davis Fine Arts Theatre on campus. Petrocelli is a nationally known speaker and author of several books including 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life Forever.

Petrocelli’s story is one of personal triumph and hope following a devastating tragedy in his life. One night he went to bed in suburban America, a happy man with a loving wife. But when he woke up dazed in his kitchen, his wife was dead and his life forever changed. The pickup truck that crashed through his bedroom wall was driven by a man who was more than twice legally drunk.

Petrocelli shares how he fought through the darkness to triumph, how he drew upon his faith and friend, and how he came to love again. As a high school teacher and coach, his love for youth inspired him to take his dramatic story to audiences nationwide. He is now a motivational speaker who shares with people of all ages about the power of their decisions and how to build a strong foundation for their lives.

Upward Bound is a federally funded program that provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. Students stay on the WVSU campus each summer to attend classes and take part in other activities.


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