Author Kevin Elko speaks for free breakfast for area youth
Montgomery, Ala.—Author, performance consultant, and motivational speaker Dr. Kevin Elko will be the featured speaker at a free motivational breakfast for area youth and coaches hosted by Huntingdon College Friday, August 12, at 7:00 a.m. in the Cloverdale Auditorium, Cloverdale Administrative Building, Cloverdale Campus. Elko's message will include the topics: overcoming adversity, keeping a positive self-image, focusing, and success. The event is hosted in partnership with First United Methodist Church, Montgomery, UBS, Stifel Nicolaus, NATIXIS Global Associates, and the Montgomery YMCA.
The purpose of the breakfast is two-fold, said Huntingdon President J. Cameron West. "The lessons that are taught by Dr. Elko are not only useful on the playing field or on the court or course, but also in the classroom and in life itself," said West. "Dr. Elko has been engaged as a consultant for corporate clients as well as athletic teams, because each player's or worker's contribution is vital to the success of the team. At Huntingdon, our first order of business is academic success, and we want young people to know that self-image has much to do with that success."
Elko's list of clients reads like a who's who in athletics. He has consulted for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Penguins, and New Orleans Saints, and for the University of Alabama, University of Nebraska, Rutgers University, and Louisiana State University football teams, among others. Corporate clients have included Tyson Foods, The Hartford, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley.
He is the author of four books: Nerves of Steel; The Pep Talk (soon to be a motion picture); True Greatness: Mastering the Inner Game of Business Success; and Touchdown: Achieving Your Greatness on the Playing Field of Business and Life.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Huntingdon offers 16 intercollegiate athletic teams, expanding to 18 with the addition of men's track and field and women's lacrosse in 2012; more than 20 undergraduate majors; travel-study opportunities and use of a lap-top computer for every full-time student; and specialized learning experiences such as the Huntingdon Honors Program, Staton Center for Learning Enrichment, internships, service learning, and Senior Capstone courses. Critical thinking skills are emphasized throughout the curriculum with the Art of Critical Thinking (ACT) program. Placement rates into graduate and professional schools far exceed national averages.
For more information, contact the Huntingdon College Office of Communications at (334) 833-4515.