New Jersey’s Eric LeGrand will deliver Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School’s (ACI M&D School) commencement speech for their graduation ceremony set for August 29, 2018 at the Pollak Theater at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Part of ACI M&D School’s goal is to give students the skills to overcome adversity and challenges through strength and perseverance in order to have a fulfilling career, something Mr. LeGrand has inspired in thousands of people through his resilience and grit.
Mr. LeGrand is formerly an accomplished Rutgers football player who was severely injured during an October 2010 game at Met Life Stadium. Suffering from a grave spinal cord injury, Mr. LeGrand underwent nine hours of surgery to stabilize his spinal cord, though doctors were grim about his chances for a full recovery. Through his courage and belief, he was able to regain his neurologic function and movement in his shoulders. These events led him to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, leaders in spinal cord injury research whose mission is to achieve better rehabilitation, treatment, and quality of life for patients like Mr. LeGrand and Mr. Reeve. In 2013, Mr. LeGrand formed his own charity, Team LeGrand, in a partnership with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
Team LeGrand of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to raising funds for research opportunities to find a cure for paralysis. Until a cure is found, Team LeGrand is also aiding in efforts to improve the quality of life and mobility of those suffering from spinal cord injuries like Mr. LeGrand’s. As a renowned national motivational speaker, ACI M&D School is pleased to have Mr. LeGrand address the graduates at their commencement next month.
Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education and New Jersey State Department of Labor. ACI M&D School has a team of medical and dental instructors that provide students with hands on learning and educational support, teaching their students not only the technical skills needed to be successful in their medical or dental career, but also the interpersonal skills to take charge of their lives with confidence. With state-of-the-art equipment, the Eatontown, New Jersey school’s unique academic experience has achieved an over 80 percent employment rate with many students receiving employment opportunities before graduation and a 95 percent Credentialed on National Certification Exams, as well as a 94 percent graduation rate due to their comprehensive and supportive environment. ACI M&D School is a member of the National Healthcareer Association and has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and recently won the 2017 NJBIA Business Success Award for Excellence.