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The KVCC Foundation Announces the 2015 OFE Speaker Walter Bond

Walter Bond, NBA player-turned motivational speaker,will be the keynote speaker at the Opportunities for Education dinner on May 26, 2015. The annual event, which is the main student scholarship fundraiser for the Kalamazoo Valley Community College Foundation, will be held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in downtown Kalamazoo. It begins at 5:30 p.m.

For nearly two decades, Bond has been a premier expert on peak performance. His mastery in two different global industries has made him an authority on peak performance. He has delivered his entertaining and dynamic message to companies and associations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe. Clients include Accenture, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, The Dwyer Group, Allianz, Amway, GNC, Hilton, Medtronic, UPS Store, Radio Shack, Red Robin and many national associations.

Bond's passion for personal development has been anchored by his professional basketball career. Although a reserve throughout his college basketball career at the University of Minnesota, Bond enjoyed an eight-year career while spending time as a shooting guard for teams such as the Dallas Mavericks, Utah Jazz and Detroit Pistons. This is where he learned peak performance truths that he has also applied to a wildly successful speaking career.

Bond's college basketball career did not say NBA at all. Only hard work, dedication and commitment got him there. That mentality is what he shares with audiences. Whether it's a new product launch, hitting sales goals, gelling as a team Bond is passionate about sharing his 31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance.

In 2013, Bond appeared as the host of The Food Network's show Giving You The Business. Bond was chosen over numerous candidates because of his infectious personality and franchise business experience. Episodes featured restaurants such as Saladworks, Famous Familia, Toppers and Jersey Mike's.

The annual OFE dinner benefits Kalamazoo Valley Community College students with financial needs. The number of financial aid applications continues to increase each year and the Foundation’s scholarship fund is one way the college works to meet student needs.

The pre-event reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the program which concludes at 8:30 p.m.

Reservations for the event are $125 for individuals and $75 each for students. Sponsor tables that seat eight are available for $1,500. For more information about the event and the KVCC Foundation, contact Executive Director Stephen Doherty, 269-488-4442 or email: sdoherty@kvcc.edu.



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