Tomorrow (August 23) Hocking College will be hosting motivational speaker Jeremy Anderson at 2:30 p.m. in the Hocking College Student Center. This special event is in celebration of Hocking College’s TRiO Student Support Services program which has existed at Hocking College for 20 years, and 50 years as a federal Student Success & Retention program.
Anderson’s visit is also in conjunction with his Next Level Student Tour, which is geared to both inspire students to stay in school, and encourage teachers to provide their underachieving students with the support they need to turn their lives around.
The basis for Anderson’s message comes from his troubled youth. At the time he was failing in school, experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and living a life of crime.
Once Anderson decided to change course, he devoted himself to getting an education and living a life of sobriety, health, and fitness. As a result, he graduated from high school and college, and went on to become the successful motivational speaker that he is today.
Some of Anderson’s academic achievements include graduating from Oakwood Academy in 1999 and Oakwood University in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in social work. He also earned his Master's Degree in social work at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama.
On top of that, Anderson owns several successful businesses, has authored seven books, and has carried his message across the globe.
Some of the books Anderson has authored include the following:
- Power Apps
- Self-Destruction: How to Die of Self and Live in the Spirit of God
- From Prodigal to Prodigy
Anderson resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife, Traci, and their daughter, Jewel.