Past Speakers

These are some of the most memorable speakers that we've been able to bring over the years.

Hilary Corna

Travel Inspirational Business

Fresh out of college, Hilary bought a one way ticket to Singapore and gave herself two months and $2000 to find a job. Eventually, she did and became an executive at Toyota. She wrote a book about her experiences, which is currently in the process of becoming a screenplay.

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Jessie Close

Author Inspirational Mental Health

Ms. Close has spent her entire life battling severe depression, anxiety, and mania. Her speech, being very open and to-the-point about her struggles to find medication and help, was a great segue into a conversation among community members, staff, and students to feel comfortable talking about menta...

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Sean Astin

Inspirational Actor

Sean is most famous for his roles in The Lord of the Rings, Rudy, and The Goonies, and is the creator of the Run3rd charity and is currently starting a literacy project. He spoke about several things during the night. He talked about his family and the powerful influence his parents had on him. He t...

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LeRoy Butler

Inspirational

LeRoy is credited with the creation of the Lambeau Leap in addition to being a Super Bowl champion and being inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. He spoke about being raised in extreme poverty and the obstacles he had to overcome in life. This included spending a few years of his childh...

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Kal Penn

Politics Inspirational Actor

Jeffrey Tambor

Inspirational Actor

Jeffrey discussed several different inspirational topics about his career and personal life. Using comedy and his outgoing personality, he brought emotion into his topic, helping students see that their dreams can become reality. He asked for student volunteers to join him on stage, showing them how...

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Giancarlo Esposito

Diversity Inspirational Actor

Breaking Bad and the other roles that Mr. Esposito had played were the primary reasons for the good turnout. Giancarlo is a very intelligent man, and his story is quite inspirational. His talk was packed with good advice, words of wisdom, and tragic humor. It could have had slightly more specific di...

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