I had the opportunity to attend the first anniversary of the Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University where I am excited to be on their advisory board.
Besides the extremely educucational meeting where academia and business came together to discuss synergy and how to make the new graduate school even better then it already is, it was great to see my co-author on our book "Networking for The College Student and Recent Graduate" and friend, Dr. Michael Faulkner (above on the right) and all that he has accomplished in his many roles at DeVry.
The bonus though of the evening was listening to Lieutenant Col. Michael J. Devine lll, (above on the left) deliver one of the most powerful keynotes I have ever heard. Every student, professor and businessperson hung on his every word as he weaved in powerful lessons on learning and leadership.
In his 'day' role, he serves as the United States Army Product Manager for Force Projection Enablers. What that translates into is that he is responsible for leading the execution of 97 information technology infrastructures and services projects valued at $414 M annually and in excess of $1.7B across the Army budget cycle– in essence, he controls a tremendous budget and works for the largest organization there is!
I only wish that I had been able to record what he said– I walked away a better person for listening to his message.