'Living College Life in the Front Row' lecture to offer students success advice

BERKS, Pa. — College can be intimidating for first-year students who are still learning how to balance their priorities and responsibilities, while still enjoying their newfound freedom. Jon Vroman, founder of the Front Row Foundation, motivational speaker, and author of this year’s common reading for Penn State Berks, "Living College Life in the Front Row," will present a lecture that divulges his secrets for student success at 12:15 and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

In "Living College Life in the Front Row," Vroman shares his collection of interviews from hundreds of students to learn the recipe for success from those who have “been there and done that,” providing cliff notes for undergraduate students from some of the most successful individuals. The book offers strategies for getting more done while having fun doing it, landing the job of your dreams, and experiencing life to the fullest. Vroman’s mission is to encourage students to find and develop their unique talents so that they will make the biggest impact within their campus and community.

The purpose of Penn State Berks Common Reading Program is not only to foster a love of reading, but also to foster a greater sense of community and to have a shared experience with classmates and faculty members. The selected reading is introduced to incoming first-year students during New Student Orientation and has been integrated into the First-Year Seminar courses. For the last 11 years, Penn State Berks has tried to help students connect with one another and become more responsible and productive citizens through the Common Reading Program.

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of Strategic Communications at 610-396-6053.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.