Syndicated broadcaster and author Nelson Lauver will visit at Geneva College on Wednesday, February 27. He will deliver the message during Chapel at 10:10 a.m. in Metheny Fieldhouse. At 7 p.m. in Skye Lounge, he will present “Ordinary Americans, Extraordinary Achievements.” Lauver is coming to campus as part of the DisABILITY Awareness Week, which is sponsored by Geneva’s Academic Counseling Center & Educational Support Services (ACCESS) Office.
“I think bringing Dr. Lauver to campus will be a great opportunity for Geneva College to engage with the topic of disabilities by hearing an inspiring story-teller share his personal struggles and triumphs,” says Stephen Milliken, a graduate assistant in the ACCESS Office.
After struggling for years as a functionally illiterate adult, Lauver discovered that he had dyslexia. He overcame his disability, learned to read and write, and pursued his love for broadcasting. A natural communicator and humorist, Lauver created The American Storyteller Radio Journal, which he hosted from 2001 to 2010. The show offered radio listeners across the country a daily four-minute inspirational story. Dubbed “The Rockwell of Radio,” Lauver authored and narrated over 300 short stories and, in 2011, released his award-winning memoir, Most Unlikely to Succeed.
While at Geneva, Lauver will also participate in a luncheon for Geneva faculty and staff on Wednesday at noon in the President’s Dining Room. He will present “Don’t Give Up on that Kid.”
To learn more about Nelson Lauver and listen to some of his short stories, click here.
Both chapel and his evening engagement are free and open to the public.
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