Through nine years of service in the United States Army and multiple combat tours, I have been graciously thanked for my service by a great number of friends and strangers. Never did I expect one of those people to be the President of the United States.
As a former campaign and White House staffer, I have seen President Barack Obama speak countless times. Thursday, though, when President Obama spoke about the economy at Kellogg, was only the second time I have been a member of the audience for the president’s speech, and it felt great.
I have worked many similar events where I usually caught half of the speech from behind the press riser, or backstage while firing off emails on my blackberry. But sitting there with no responsibilities, I was reminded of why I worked for President Obama in the first place and why I decided to get my MBA.
I received a phone call from Dean Betsy Ziegler on Wednesday afternoon, asking for me to call her back as soon as possible. When I returned her call, Dean Ziegler said, “We have submitted your name and it was approved to say the Pledge of Allegiance before President Obama. Would you be willing to represent Kellogg and lead the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance?”
Thanks to everyone who tagged their photos of President Barack Obama’s speech with #MyKellogg. Rather than choosing just one picture, here are some of the favorites from the day. Keep taking pictures of your life at Kellogg and tag them with #MyKellogg, and maybe we’ll highlight your picture in the coming weeks.
President Barack Obama visited the Northwestern University campus Thursday to deliver a major economy speech in front of current students at the Kellogg School of Management. Below is a collection of photos from the event.
Speaking to an assembly of Kellogg students, President Barack Obama on Thursday said the business leaders of tomorrow are the key to a strong economy. “There is a reason why I came to a business school instead of a school of government,” Obama said.
President Barack Obama arrived on the Northwestern University campus Thursday to deliver a major address on the economy to students at the Kellogg School of Management.
President Obama’s speech began at 1:15 p.m. (CT), and can be viewed live at www.whitehouse.gov.