Chattanooga State Hosts Jason Dorsey Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Jason Dorsey will speak at Chattanooga State on Sept. 23
Jason Dorsey will speak at Chattanooga State on Sept. 23

Chattanooga State Community College’s Student Government Association (SGA) and the Teaching and Learning Academy (TLA) will host Jason Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy®, on Monday, Sept. 23. Televisions shows such as 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, The View, The Early Show, and many more have featured him as a generational expert.

Dorsey will make two presentations while on campus. At 11 a.m. in the Humanities Auditorium for an event sponsored by the SGA, his topic will be “Why Gen Y is NOT Tech-Savvy.” Dorsey will discuss “Crossing the Generational Divide in Education” during a presentation for the TLA at 2:30 p.

m. in room 133 of the Health & Physical Fitness Building (HPF).

He is the chief strategy officer at the Center for Generational Kinetics, where he reviews data from companies around the world. The insight he gains enables him to identify emerging trends well in advance.

Jason Dorsey wrote his first best seller at the age of 18. His latest books are Y-Size Your Business and My Reality Check Bounced! In addition, he won the Austin Under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year Award when he was 25, making him one of the youngest recipients ever.

For more information about Jason Dorsey or other speakers coming to Chattanooga State, contact Mary Knaff, director, Multicultural Services at mary.knaff@chattanoogastate.edu or 697-3371.


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