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Entrepreneur Leadership Series: Arshay Cooper

This week’s speaker is Arshay Cooper, who grew up on the West Side of Chicago, raised by a single mom in a neighborhood surrounded by gangs and drugs. In 1997, he joined (and later became captain of) the first All- Black high school rowing team at Manley High School, an experience that changed Arshay’s life.

Over the years, Arshay has coached and helped start several rowing programs for low-income youth across the country, and anywhere a puddle of water exists, so that other young people can experience the profound change that can happen on the water.

Arshay is mostly known for diversifying the sport of rowing and his activism work in Chicago. He is the author of his memoir, “A Most Beautiful Thing”, which has also been made into a major motion picture.


Thursday, September 30, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Taggart Student Center
   Room: Ballroom

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Entrepreneurship Center

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Name: Andy Thunell
Phone: 435.797.1107
Email: andy.thunell@usu.edu




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