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what we’ve learned Sometimes the greatest lessons aren’t learned from textbooks, but rather from the people you meet in your life along the way.

Fall 2013


LESSON #1

You control your future “You will make it, I promise. We tell the future where to go, Buckeyes… we are all pioneers.”

- Kimberly Perry


LESSON #2

Be passionate about what you do. “If you’re content with sitting on your tushy...don’t be. If you put your whole heart into something, it’s impossible to fail.”

- Kerri Walsh Jennings


Michigan still sucks. LESSON #3

“You burp worse than a wolverine.”

- Brad Sherwood


Everyone has a story to tell. LESSON #4

You can say so much without even opening your mouth.


LESSON #5

Everyone has the opportunity to give. “We all have a contribution we can make to the world. Why not make it awesome?�

- Josh Radnor


LESSON #6

Surround yourself with those who matter. “If I lose myself tonight, it’ll be by your side.”

- One Republic


LESSON #7

Even if the odds are against you, give your dream a shot.

“I had the opportunity to create something that didn’t exist, just because I had the audacity to throw my hat in the ring.”

- Alexis Jones


LESSON #8

Always strive to be better. “ I want to get better. This is what I do. I love to do it. I work as hard as I can, and I’m just fortunate.”

- Craig Krenzel


LESSON #9

Leave your comfort zone.

Friendships can form in the unlikeliest of circumstances; sometimes, all you need to do is reach out and lend a hand.


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LESSON #11

Honesty should set the standard.

“You need people around you who will tell you the truth and not hold anything back.�

- Nev Schulman


LESSON #12

Understanding and kindness go a long way. “For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

- Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson



Lessons Learned in the Fall of 2013 with OUAB