Central Washington University invited NFL alumni to speak to students


Central Washington University (CWU) creates different events each month with a theme that is beneficial to its students. For example, one January, the school announced Manuary - a month-long event that featured educational opportunities for men - which boasted speakers such as Eric Boles.

"Manuary focuses on men's issues, such as health, career and relationship success, and communication," said Mal Stewman, assistant director of the Center for Student Empowerment, which offers programs and services that support the overall development of students.

Boles, a CWU alumnus and former NFL player, gave a talk, which was titled Brotherhood and Accountability. The speech focused on personal development, leadership and teamwork-building skills. He was joined by Jon Kitna, a fellow CWU alumnus and football player for the Dallas Cowboys, who was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2003.

"I want people to be inspired for what's in front of them and the vision of their lives," Boles said.

After his time at CWU, Boles was recruited by the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers.

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