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.

Charlie Batch to Deliver Commencement Keynote at Bethany College

Today, Bethany College announced that Charlie Batch will deliver the keynote speech at this spring’s commencement ceremony.

In the announcement, Bethany College President Rev. Dr. Tamara Nichols Rodenberg said, “Charlie Batch’s example of tenacity, hard work, and dedication in service to the community is a model for 21st century American life. The impact of his work and message will be a clarion call to the Class of 2018 at a time when public service is needed more than ever. We’re honored to welcome him to Bethany College.”

Located in Bethany, West Virginia, Bethany College’s 178th Commencement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m.

Read the full press release here. 

Charlie Batch Interviewed on Schooled with “The Professor” John Clayton

This week, Charlie was interviewed by John Clayton on his radio show, “Schooled with ‘The Professor.'”

During the interview, Charlie talks about his experience growing up in Homestead, PA, and talks about his commitment to the region today. The story notes that Charlie, “is developing businesses and opportunities in Homestead with his foundations. Batch is also working on scientific evaluations tools for football injuries for colleges and pro teams.”

Read the full story and listen to the interview here!

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Charlie Batch Interviewed on Schooled with “The Professor” John Clayton

Gridiron Graduate: Charlie Batch Profiled in RMU Foundations

This month, Robert Morris University’s magazine, RMU Foundations, published a feature article about Charlie Batch and his quest to earn a master’s degree from the school. The story details Charlie’s career during and after the NFL, and shares details about his study habits during the busy Steelers season.

In the article, Charlie is quoted saying, “Completing my master’s degree was always something I wanted to do.”

To read the full story, go to RMU Foundations online.