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"Remember the Titans" teammate to give motivational presentation at Morrisville State College

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College athletic department, in conjunction with the Sheila Johnson Institute, are pleased to welcome motivational speaker and renowned author James Amps to the college campus on Monday, April 7th for a 7:30 p.m. presentation in the college Theatre located in the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities.

The former All-American football and track star at T.C. Williams High School under Coach Herman Boone (Remember the Titans!) has risen to national prominence by delivering a high-energy message which inspires people to take responsibility for their lives and develop their personal greatness. His message is designed to inspire others to push past their obstacles, achieve their goals, take consistent action on their ideas to help redefine and improve their lives.

In 1994 Amps formed Amps International, LLC.; a company that provides management consulting and organizational training to corporate, college, federal and non-profit sectors; and serves as the CEO. He is the author of the highly acclaimed and successful book, Speaking to Excel. In 2000, he received the Celebrity Enterprise Speaker of the Year Award and in 2003 founded the A.M.P.S. Entrepreneurship/Leadership Institute – Advanced Minds Pursuing Success.

The event highlights National Student-Athlete Day, which honors student-athletes and the network of parents, coaches, teachers and school systems that make it possible for young people to strike a balance between academic and athletic achievement. The day, established by the national Consortium for Academics & Sports and Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, is co-sponsored by the NCAA and National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

The presentation is free and is open to the public. For additional information regarding Amps, please contact the athletic office at 315-684-6072.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

Morrisville State College offers more than 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options with eight new degrees being offered this fall: entrepreneurship and small business management, B.B.A.; nursing, B.S.; science, technology, and society, B.S.; journalism and communication for online media, B.S.; horticulture business management, B.T.; human performance and health promotion, B.S.; criminal justice, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only); and human services, A.A.S. (Norwich Campus only).

Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.