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Charlie Batch to be Keynote Speaker at WICT’s “Tech It Out” Event

On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Charlie Batch will serve as the keynote speaker for the Women in Cable Telecommunications of Greater Pittsburgh Chapter’s annual meeting. The event, titled “Tech It Out, Technology — Leading the Way,” will take place at the Carnegie Science Center on Pittsburgh’s North Shore.

“I’ve always loved innovations in technology, so I’m very excited to speak to this group of professional women,” said Batch. “I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on achieving your potential, managing your career, and being the best you can be.”


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Charlie Batch to be Keynote Speaker at WICT’s “Tech It Out” Event

Charlie Batch Inducted into MAC Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, May 30, Charlie was inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame for his record-breaking career at Eastern Michigan University.

The induction took place during the MAC Honor’s Dinner at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel. In addition to Charlie, five other athletes were inducted: Orel Hershiser (Bowling Green, baseball), Dr. Carol Cartwright (Mid-American Conference/Bowling Green/Kent State, administration), Michael Turner (Northern Illinois, football), and Dana Drew-Shaw (Toledo, women’s basketball).

The MAC Hall of Fame ceremony included a video highlighting Charlie’s football career. You can watch it here. 

Charlie Batch Presents Keynote at Bethany College Commencement

On Saturday, May 19, 2018, Charlie Batch was proud to deliver the keynote address at Bethany College’s Commencement Ceremony. At the event, Charlie spoke of overcoming odds, and he received an honorary Doctor of Philanthropy degree.

During his remarks, Charlie told the graduating students and facility, “If you don’t expect to win in life, I guarantee you never will. So expect greatness from yourself and everyone around you.

“Dream big,” he continued. “Remember that dreams are nothing more than plans awaiting action, and sometimes you may be the only one who can see your vision. I’m sure at some point you were told that you weren’t good enough…smart enough…talented enough. You can either buy into that lie, or you can challenge that lie, and say ‘no, I refuse to believe that.’”

Bethany College president, Rev. Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg, challenged the graduates to heed the lessons of Batch’s experience in their lives.

To read Bethany College’s coverage of commencement day and Charlie’s keynote speech, click here.