Roberts encourages TROY students to choose good mentors, become lifelong learners

TROY - Max Roberts, chief executive officer of Barnes & Noble College, credits successes in his life to choosing good mentors.

He challenged Troy University students attending Monday night's Honors Convocation to do the same.

"Your success, probably like mine, will be defined by those you surround yourself with and by those select few you choose to learn from," Roberts told the gathering at Claudia Crosby Theater on the Troy Campus. "Some will cross your lives through destiny, sometimes the mentoring process will not be so apparent and sometimes it will be in exchange or bartered. But, in all cases, you will have the choice to continue or not continue and to make it an opportunity. In most cases, it will be hard work, but again the choice is always yours and the benefits may not always be clear at the time and in many cases involves risks."

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