September 25, 2012
Tagged: Center for Student Involvement, Adelphi University, Performing Arts Center, Student Affairs

Little People, Big World Star Matt Roloff at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center

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Matt RoloffAdelphi University Student Activities Board is holding its first lecture series for the semester featuring TLC’s Little People Big World star Matthew Roloff on September 26, 2012, at the Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) Concert Hall, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY. Well-known as an inspiring figure, Roloff will talk about overcoming challenges, crafting destiny and achieving success. The lecture is scheduled to start at the AUPAC at 7:30 p.m., followed by a post-lecture book signing. Doors open at AUPAC Concert Hall at 7:00 p.m.  

Matt Roloff is an entrepreneur, actor, author, farmer and former president of the non-profit organization for national advocacy on dwarfism, Little People of America. He is best known for his reality television program Little People, Big World. The show that has allowed people to follow the lives of the Roloff family at their home in Oregon drew the attention of many audiences. His autobiography Against Tall Odds and book Little Family, Big Values includes touching stories about his undying determination and zest for life, as well as his path to success and overcoming the challenges imposed on him by diastrophic dysplasia, a rare form of dwarfism.  

Roloff has travelled to different places and shared his experiences. His speaking engagements have ranged from Tyson Foods and Wal-Mart to Indiana University and the South Dakota Governor’s Conference.  It is not just his inspirational entrepreneurial and personal success stories that make him an instant favorite among his audience, but his humor and anecdotes which resonate deeply with individuals of all ages and background. His motivational stories and advice have helped people step out of their routine schedules, think carefully about their lives, and craft ways for positive changes and to achieve their dreams.   

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Tagged: Center for Student Involvement, Adelphi University, Performing Arts Center, Student Affairs
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