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Grays Harbor College Speakers' Committee Hosts "Jeff Salz"
Posted by David Havilandon April 15, 2009 at 11:49 am (911 social interactions)
Jeff Salz, a world-class explorer, anthropologist, author and TV personality, will present a motivational speech Thursday, April 23, at the Bishop Center for Performing Arts.
A frequent host for the Discovery Network, Salz has appeared as the guest "adventure expert" on the CBS Early Show, and two of his most recent adventures are currently airing on The Travel Channel. There will be no admission for his appearance at the Bishop Center, organized by the Grays Harbor College Speakers' Committee.
Salz will lead the audience on an exploration using adventure as a strategy for dealing with the uncertainties of today's changing world. His presentation begins at 6:30 p.m.; however, representatives of resources from the Harbor community will be available in the Bishop Center foyer beginning at 6 p.m.
"Our Speakers' Committee at Grays Harbor College is hosting this appearance as a way to help our community," explains Tom Kuester, who chairs the committee. "With the uncertainties of the economy, unemployed workers are frustrated and looking to Grays Harbor College for direction. We see this as more and more students enroll at the College.
"Hopefully, the message presented by Jeff Salz will help us all accept that ‘change is an adventure'," Kuester adds.
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To introduce Salz, a community panel is being assembled to offer further advice to the audience. Panel members will include Shane Voss, College student body president; Ron Schmidt of WorkSource Grays Harbor; Patti Lignoski, a GHC alum who continued her education at the Evergreen State College and is now director...; Schuyler Hoss of Gov. Gregoire's office; Leroy Tipton of the Grays Harbor Chamber of Commerce; and Ed Brewster, president of the College.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to receive information about educational programs, vocational training, apprenticeships and business development from resources representatives in the Bishop foyer. Agencies will include Grays Harbor College, WorkSource, Washington State University plus its small Business Development program, The Evergreen State College and the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council. Refreshments will also be provided.
Jeff Salz's Key Accomplishments Include . . . Jeff Salz, author of Achieving Personal and Professional Balance, has made a lifetime of adventure. For over three decades, he has led more than 20 mountain expeditions to the Himalayas of Nepal and the Andes of South America. An explorer of uncharted territories and a doctor of anthropology who unearths lost civilizations, Jeff is often referred to as the real-life Indiana Jones. He taught for ten years at San Diego State University, where he was named Outstanding Professor, drawing the university's largest enrollment for a non-required course. With his frequent Discovery and Travel Channel specials plus the CBS News selection as "guest expert" on the hit series "Survivor," Jeff has become a well-known adventure expert around the world.