(MOORPARK, Calif.) Aug. 1, 2017 -
New York Times bestselling author and serial entrepreneur Ryan Blair will deliver welcome remarks to new students at Moorpark College (7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA), Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, 3-7 p.m., Quad area. Author of “Rock Bottom to Rock Star: Lessons From the Business School of Hard Knocks” and “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur,” Blair will share stories of inspiration with hopeful students beginning their journey through higher education at Moorpark College – many the first in their families to attend college. The welcome address will begin at 3 p.m. with breakout sessions to follow at 4:15 p.m. and a campus resource fair at 6 p.m.

"We are delighted that Ryan Blair is making time to speak to our students and help welcome them to the campus as they begin their studies at Moorpark College," stated Moorpark College President Luis Sanchez. "His story of overcoming adversity to become a successful business man, author and sought-after speaker resonates with the message that we want to share with our diverse student population," Sanchez added.

“Ryan gives a fresh perspective and new meaning to the phrase "Rock Star," said Moorpark College Vice President of Student Support Amanuel Gebru. "We want students to know that they are capable of achieving their educational and career goals no matter what obstacles they may face now or in the future," said Gebru.

To RSVP, please visit Moorpark College New Student Welcome. Students and parents are encouraged to attend. Counselors, faculty and staff will be available to assist new Raiders become familiar with the campus and to answer questions about classes, departments, student clubs and much more. Refreshments will be provided, along with music and other fun activities. Parking is free in Lot C only. All other parking lots will require a permit. Please plan to arrive early to check in; the event will begin promptly at 3 p.m. For more information, please call Moorpark College Student Outreach Specialist April Montes at 805-553-4813 or amontes@vcccd.edu. You may also visit Ryan Blair online.

MOORPARK COLLEGE, one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, was founded in 1967. It is set on 150 beautiful acres, nestled in the foothills on the southeastern flank of Ventura County, about 40 miles from UCLA, and approximately 75 miles from UC Santa Barbara. It is also a short drive from CSU Northridge, CSU Channel Islands, and California Lutheran University. Moorpark College was recognized in the Huffington Post in March of 2015 as the fourth-best community college in the nation. It has an excellent reputation for university transfer preparation, and its signature career/technical programs include nursing, radiation technology, biotechnology, and exotic animal training, which incorporates the world-renowned America’s Teaching Zoo. The college also offers a dynamic range of classes and programs in the visual and performing arts, and its pristine athletic fields and mild climate provide an excellent home for student athletes.


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