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"Be The Man" Named Innovative Initiative by Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community


Founder and CEO of ForCollegeForLife, Casey J. Cornelius, was honored with the Innovative Initiative Award by the Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community at the NASPA 2019 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

NASPA, the leading association for the advancement, health, and sustainability of the student affairs profession, has a principle mission to be the source of leadership, scholarship, professional development and advocacy for professionals. Their Knowledge Communities (KC) work to provide access to information and resources in a particular subject area by connecting members and facilitating the sharing of knowledge. 

"When I began to deliver programs on healthy masculinity, I couldn't have imagined this recognition," Cornelius reflected. "My goal was, and is, to help college men understand the foundations of masculinity and its performance along with proposing a healthier alternative to many of the behaviors we recognize as harmful. To earn the respect of my professional peers is one of the greatest compliments I can imagine."

Cornelius recently offering the "Be The Man" Challenge to students at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO

Cornelius has delivered Be The Man: A Movement for Healthy Masculnity to dozens of campuses and organizations across the country since 2016 and his "Be The Man Challenge" has been accepted by thousands of students. To learn more about this signature program, click here.


Casey J. Cornelius has emerged as a leading national voice on the topics of personal development and healthy masculinity. A proud fraternity man and recent inductee into his chapter’s Hall of Fame, Casey travels the country helping organizations and individuals maximize their greatest potential. Born in Cincinnati, he holds a Bachelors, two Masters degrees and a 4.0 in his doctoral studies despite once being advised “college isn’t for everyone.” You can connect with him on social media @CaseyJFCFL

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