FVSU Students are "Tied to Greatness"

Posted on Aug 26, 2018

Alex Ellis Tied to GreatnessDr. Alex Ellis brought his internationally acclaimed "Tied to Greatness" workshop to FVSU during New Student Orientation Week, helping over 100 new freshmen men learn the importance of professional dress and appearance. During the workshop, students discussed the impact of image on career prospects, from corporate environments to entrepreneurial negotiations and customer relationships. The event climaxed with a tie-tying workshop, during which many students learned how to tie a tie for the first time, aided by administrators and student orientation leaders. The workshop was part of events designed to help new students get a jump start on professionalism even before their first day of classes.

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Author of Restoring the Male Image, A Look from the Inside Out, Dr. Ellis is an award winning author, speaker, activist who considers himself a " connoisseur of style." He is the founder of Tied to Greatness, an international mentoring initiative that has worked with more than 5,000 young males around the world. His work helping young men to build "a positive image from the inside out" has been featured on CNN, Black Enterprise's Our World Television Show, The 700 Club, BET and the Steve Harvey Morning Show. He has been a featured speaker for the Disney Dreamer's Academy, the the National Urban League, National Black MBA Association's Leaders of Tomorrow Program, the United Negro College Fund's Empower Me Tour and Compound Foundations Future CEO Academy (founded by R&B Superstar Neyo).

Ellis also owns the Simply Ellis LLC custom clothing company. He earned his bachelor's degree from North Carolina A&T State University and a master's degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. Ellis is also member of Disney Dreamer's Academy Speaker Resource Group, the United Way of Essex & West Hudson Board of Trustees, Leadership Newark Fellow, the Berkeley College Fashion Advisory Board, The Custom Tailors and Designers Association of America (CTDA), 100 Black Men of America, and National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP).

More about Dr. Ellis:

Read: Black Enterprise- BE Modern Man: Meet "Mr Speaker" Dr. Alex Ellis

Watch: CBN- Mentors Show Black Youth "Ties to Success"


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