Og Mandino ‘40
Known for his bestselling book, The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino is the most widely read inspirational and self-help author in the world. His books, which were inspired by the Bible, have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over 25 languages. Og was a former president of Success Unlimited magazine, and a member of the Speakers Hall of Fame. Prior to his career as an author, he was a member of the United States Army Air Corps, where he was an officer and a bombardier. He flew for thirty bombing missions over Germany on board a B-24 Liberator during World War II. He is the first recipient of the Napoleon Hill Gold Medal for literary achievement, and he received the Masters of Influence award - National Speakers Association.
Advice to Students
Build good habits, live according to the laws that govern abundance and find a vigor and joy in life as you learn to stand at the helm of the ship, charting its course into the safety of the harbor, instead of just waiting for someone else to bring it in.
Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Cherish each hour of this day for it can NEVER return. Act Now.
Inducted November 25, 2014