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‘Indebted to The Consortium for this Opportunity’

After being given a second chance, Maurice Stanfer at Indiana University’s Kelley School o Business is moved to succeed — and give back to The Consortium.

Consortium President and CEO Peter J. Aranda received the following email on Sunday, June 7, in the midst of our 49th annual Orientation Program & Career Forum. We share it here, with permission:

My name is Maurice Stanfer from the (Indiana University) Kelley School of Business (“Go Hoosiers!”). I felt compelled to email you about your speech at the Kick-Off Meeting. There was a part of your speech when you gave an analogy about a child learning to walk that really resonated with me.

As I mentioned in one of my application essays, in November of 2013, I had to have emergency brain surgery. Literally, my world was turned completely upside down. Contrary to what the doctors believed, I fully recovered, and I’m here today.

I had to learn how to walk again and speak again, but I was DETERMINED to get my life back together. Much like that brave child, I took steps and fell down, but I had the courage to get back up.

I say all this to say that I feel soooooo indebted to The Consortium for this opportunity. It is an opportunity that I hold with the highest regard. I am PROUD, GRACIOUS, HUMBLE and READY to not only represent this brand, but to further the mission of The Consortium! If I can ever be of service in any capacity, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me.

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