When we rose to give a standing ovation at the end of your speech, I had tears in my eyes. Thank you for sharing what you know. You've enlightened my life.
Kelly, UI Undergraduate
Dear Dr. Will Keim,
On behalf of Miami University, the Office of Greek Affairs, the Interfraternity Council, and the Panhellenic Association, as well as the entire Greek community, we would like to extend our dearest thanks and appreciation for your wonderful speech which you delivered to the Miami University Greek community. The points that you discussed, and the very nature that you delivered your speech, had an impressive, positive impact upon our new members and active members, alike.
In fact, there were many instances in which Greek students have approached executive members of IFC and Panhellenic, expressing how your speech encouraged them to elevate themselves in the Greek community.
Again, we thank you for all that you did. You're an incredible individual, who once again left a mark on the Greek community at Miami university.
VP of New Member Education
VP of New Member Education
Our admissions office called me two days ago to relate at story told by one of our student's fathers. The father called and said he was going to send us his youngest daughter, and he was going to tell others to attend Bradley because of what happened last year.
He continued by saying that his older daughter entered as a freshman last Fall and right at the start of school attended a presentation with most of the freshmen and a man who talked about values. During part of the presentation this man told the students to call home and thank their parents for their part in getting the students to this point, the opportunity the parents provided, etc. He said his daughter called him and he just could not believe her message of appreciation and love. He also knows that other students called home that night too.
You and I know this man who told our students to call home to be Will Keim. The father went on to say that any school that would bring such a speaker and that would encourage the students to call home with thanks and appreciation had to be above the rest. Thanks, Will, for getting us at least one other student, but thank you more for the positive message you presented, and the impact you had on our students. I believe this is a real tribute to you!
Ray Zarvell, Ph. D.
Dear Will and Donna:
I wanted to drop you two a quick note to once again thank you for the impact you had on Northern Arizona University this week. I know that each and every person who came in contact with you were challenged, motivated, and encouraged.
I am particularly thankful for the message you conveyed to the 550 Greek students who heard you speak on Thursday night. I already know of a student who had the courage to confront his brothers when he believed their behavior was not congruent with his chapter's values. In speaking with him, he said it was Dr. Keim's message that helped him understand his role as a "brother" and stand up for what was right.
You are both wonderful people and I am thankful you make the necessary sacrifices to travel to meet with student across the country. Best wishes as you continue your very important work.
Coordinator of Greek Life
Northern Arizona University
On behalf of the 1997 AT&T Service Leadership Conference team, we would like to thank you for your magnificent keynote presentation and student leadership workshop. Throughout the day, we heard nothing but wonderful comments regarding your presentation. We have enclosed a copy of the evaluation for your perusal. As you can see, your presentation had a significant impact on our conference participants. We were truly honored to have you as our guest here at Penn State, and we wish you luck in all of your future endeavors.
The Pennsylvania State University
Dear Dr. Keim,
I would like to thank you on behalf of my chapter for your incredible speech, "Education of Character". Words cannot possibly express how much you touched so many of us on that Monday night. Those two hours out of our lives were instantly changed for the better when we heard your amazing words. After the program, many of my sisters commented on how inspiring, entertaining and hysterical your speech was. You are certainly one of the best speakers I have ever heard, and I only wish we could have you permanently on our campus!
I was also touched by your reference to the death of Ben Wynne, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledge who died at LSU last week. He was an acquaintance of mine from high school, and I was deeply saddened by the stupidity and tragedy of his death. I can only say that I hope your message reaches the men of that chapter.
I am sure you receive many notes just like this for the speeches you do all over the nation, but I could not pass the opportunity by to thank you. Your words touched and inspired many of our hearts.
With great appreciation,
President Gamma Psi Chapter
Zeta Tau Alpha