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Tuesday, August 6th

Time Event Title
All daySummer II - Classes End USC Upstate
9:00 am-12:00 pmWells Fargo Speaker Series George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics
Greg Blake, a leading corporate “edutainer” and motivational speaker, will be the guest speaker at the first Wells Fargo Speaker Series event of the fall semester. His presentation is titled, “How to thrive and not just survive in turbulent times.”

At 6 feet 7 inches tall, Blake is known as a larger-than-life “Encouragement Specialist” to organizations, corporations and nonprofits. He has 30 years experience with management teams from diverse organizations and all walks of life. He is the Chief Encouragement Officer (his real title!) for PepWorks International based in Greenville. Blake is raising the spirit and morale of organizations across the country — helping them to become employers of choice, having leaders of choice in these uncertain, challenging and turbulent times.

Tickets must be reserved in advance and they include a box lunch and a presentation booklet. General admission tickets are $25; USC Upstate faculty and staff tickets are $15; Students (with student ID) are free. Registration is required online at

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