The Center hosted an event with Dr. George Koonce in May. Koonce is a former linebacker for the Green Bay Packers and is now a Ph.D. and Vice President at Marion University in Fond du lac. He has written books and speaks on behalf of the NFL and the Packers on a regular basis. Dr. Koonce shared with us his own personal story of challenges and finding the strength to overcome them. Raised by his mother and grandmother, Koonce rose to prominence in the NFL. Along the way he lost his wife to breast cancer and raised his kids with the help of his mother and grandmother. One child had serious health issues but is now thriving.
His advice at the event and in the future will greatly aid the leaders of tomorrow.