New Jersey’s Eric LeGrand will deliver the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony of Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School (ACI M&D School) on August 29, 2018 at the Pollak Theater at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
Part of ACI M&D School’s goal is to give students the skills to overcome adversity and challenges through strength and perseverance in order to have a fulfilling career, something Mr. LeGrand has inspired in thousands of people through his resilience and grit.
Mr. LeGrand was an accomplished Rutgers University football player who was severely injured during an October 2010 game. He underwent nine hours of surgery to stabilize his spinal cord, though doctors were grim about his chances for a full recovery.
Through his courage and belief, he was able to regain his neurologic function and movement in his shoulders. And along the way, Mr. LeGrand has become a renowned national motivational speaker!
In 2013, Mr. LeGrand formed his own charity, Team LeGrand in a partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, dedicated to raising funds for research opportunities to find a cure for paralysis, and also aiding in efforts to improve the quality of life and mobility of those suffering from spinal cord injuries.
Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School, located in Eatontown, New Jersey, has a team of medical and dental instructors who teach their not only the technical skills needed to be successful in a medical or dental career, but also the interpersonal skills to take charge of their lives with confidence. It has achieved a employment rate of over 80 percent, 95 percent credentialing on national certification Exams, and a 94 percent graduation rate.