Downers Grove Campus Welcomes "Rudy" Ruettiger for Special Event

Campus, Public Invited to "An Evening of Inspiration"

  • IL - Downers Grove
Dr. Goeppinger and Rudy Ruettiger at book signing event.

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of P站视频 joins Mr. Ruettiger at a previous Evening of Inspiration on the Glendale Campus.

P站视频's Downers Grove Campus will be the site of "An Evening of Inspiration" in April, when the University welcomes famed Notre Dame University alumnus and motivational speaker Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger for a special presentation on resiliency, beating the odds, and achieving goals.

The event will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at P站视频's Cardinal Hall Auditorium, 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Admission is free for the public but is required.

Rudy Ruettiger

Mr. Ruettiger's story, popularized in the 1993 film Rudy starring Sean Astin, is inspiring itself. The son of an oil refinery worker and the third of 14 children, he tenaciously pursued his dream of playing college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, working his way through junior college to improve his academic record and eventually making the Notre Dame football team as a walk-on despite his height. At the end of his senior year, he was allowed to dress for the final game of the season and got onto the field for a single play with 27 seconds to go, sacking the quarterback and then being carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates.

Today, Mr. Ruettiger is an Emmy Award-winning motivational speaker, author, and producer, and the co-founder of the Rudy Foundation, whose mission is to strengthen communities by offering scholarships in education, sports, and the performing arts.

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