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Learn how redefining dreams can keep you on track for career success at Macomb Community College Nov. 15 event

– Monday, October 30, 2017 12:00AM

Former NFL player Johnny Quinn shares his inspirational story on moving past obstacles that can derail career goals

When a knee injury permanently sidelined NFL player Johnny Quinn, he refused to accept it as the defeat of his lifelong dream. Instead, he challenged himself to redefine his dream in the face of new realities. And, when he did, he qualified as a bobsledder for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team. Quinn is sharing his story, and his approach to overcoming challenges, to Macomb Community College on Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in, Launch to Success: Breaking Down Barriers and Dreaming Big.

Macomb’s Career Services Department is hosting the event, which features Quinn’s presentation followed by an interactive Game of Life that will allow attendees to put into action what they learned from Quinn’s perspectives. 

“This event is designed to help participants learn how to achieve success even while addressing intervening obstacles,” said Mark Jewett, career services coordinator, Macomb Community College. “Through his presentation, Johnny Quinn will share how our decisions and actions help us achieve our dreams, regardless of the obstacles or challenges we may face.”

This free event is open to community members and will be held at the John Lewis Building (K Building) on the college’s South Campus, at 12 Mile and Hayes roads in Warren. To register for the event and for more information, email and put Launch to Success Registration in the subject line. Include your name and phone number in the email.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media contact: Tish Wirth, 586.445.7560,