Heard on Campus: Michael Franzese at the Penn State Forum

"Sometimes you've just got to stop and really review your life. Surround yourself with the right people."

— Michael Franzese, motivational speaker, who kicked off the Penn State Forum Speaker Series with his talk, "Life Choices, Life Stories." Franzese is a former capo in the Colombo crime family in New York. He is the son of mob underboss Sonny Franzese, who was dubbed the "Yuppie Don" by the press. Today, transformed, Franzese speaks in venues as diverse as corporations, collegiate and professional athletic events, and church events.

The Forum luncheons, modeled after the National Press Club Speaker Series, include a presentation by an invited speaker, followed by audience questions. This year the series is being sponsored by the offices of the executive vice president and provost, the senior vice president for finance and business, and the Penn State Bookstore. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased through the id+Office at 103 HUB-Robeson or by calling (814) 865-7590. Information about upcoming Forum speakers is available at http://live.psu.edu/story/34026.


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Last Updated November 18, 2010