Thurman Encourages Students to Reach for Success

Rick Thurman addresses students in Rogow Auditorium

"You'll be fired with enthusiasm, or you'll be fired with enthusiasm." 

Rick Thurman opened his morning lecture - or rather, conversation - with this simple statement, asking the audience what they thought it meant. He explained his statement to the auditorium filled with students, faculty, and staff: you will either be fired up and enthusiastic about what you're doing, or you won't be doing it for very long. 

Thurman, an EKU alumnus ('78, broadcasting), has more than thirty years of experience in sales, sales management, media, and sports marketing, and is the owner of Thurman Media Group in Sarasota, Fl. Addressing an auditorium full of business students, Thurman briefly explained how a broadcasting student such as himself became a successful businessman in the sales industry, then proceeded to take questions and carry a conversation with students regarding their future career goals and life decisions. 

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Published on November 15, 2018