Making the cut in one of the most elite military groups in the United States is the achievement of a lifetime for many armed servicemen and women. But for Navy SEAL Eric Greitens it was only one stop on the path to a lifetime of achievement.

Greitens is also an accomplished author, photographer and essayist; a former Rhodes and Truman Scholar; and the holder of a Ph.D from Oxford. He runs marathons in less than three hours, once won a national championship in boxing and boasts medals including the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star and the Navy Commendation Medal.

In short, he could give the Dos Equis guy a serious run for the title of “the Most Interesting Man in the World.”

Courtesy of The Greitens Group

At 6 p.m. on June 16 (hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m.), Greitens will speak about his various experiences and his recently released book, “The Heart and the Fist,” at Historic Senior Hall on the Stephens College campus. The event costs $50 to attend, a price that includes a copy of Greitens’ book, and proceeds will benefit the Boone County Scholarship Endowment as well as the Home Again campaign for the restoration of the Stephens College President’s Home.

If you could use some inspiration, need some help in the motivation department or are simply interested in hearing some fascinating stories from someone who knows how to tell them, Stephens College is the place to be this Thursday.

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