Gregory Hannah - Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services - Villanova University/Founding Advisor, LEVEL - Villanova University - Episode 104
Two Fit Crazies & A Microphone
Episode 104 – Gregory Hannah – Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services - Villanova University/Founding Advisor at LEVEL - Villanova University/Producer and Partner – Mission Possible with Eric Legrand
In Episode 104, you will hear from the one and only, Gregory Hannah! This is a special episode that we can’t wait for you to hear. From an unfortunate break of a foot led to a fortunate break in life, Episode 104 will have you
Greg is the Assistant Director, Office of Disability Services Villanova University where he’s spent the past 10 years trying to LEVEL the playing field and truly “Changing the Way People See Ability.” He is also a Founding Advisor at LEVEL (a Student group based on inclusion) where he’s helped shape one student’s vision into a group of over 100 members with over 50,000 hours of direct peer to peer support. Wai until you hear the incredible story of how he came up with the name for this group.
Greg has been featured by Tom Rinaldi for a NCAA Basketball College Game Day feature on two student managers with Cerebral Palsy and a Producer and Partner of Mission Possible with Eric Legrand, the six-part miniseries, which will be available on-demand on FoxSports.com. Mission Possible will feature Eric, a celebrity guest and everyday people living with different types of disabilities. This series is one of a kind as the host of the show is also living life in the face of adversity and using his platform to uncover stories of people who are living life to the fullest. A few of the celebrity guests on Mission Possible include, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who visited the Miami Heat Wheel Basketball team, Michael Strahan, who fitted Eric for a suit from his JC Penny line so Eric can attend a local high school prom with a Team LeGrand supporter living with Cerebral Palsy, Tom Brady, at the Patriots training camp, where Eric talked about football and overcoming everyday challenges and WWE star Triple H, who met up with Eric and Rohan Murphy, a Penn State wrestler with no legs who has become a Nike brand representative.
Greg is a Board Member, Team LeGrand of the Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation and in 2018 created (alongside Eric) the annual Eric LeGrand Flag Football Tournament at Rutgers (to raise money for spinal cord research)
■ Co-Author: (2016, February 11). On Their LEVEL: How Participation in a University Student Group Shapes Members’ Perceptions of Disability. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.
■ Co-Author: “Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges: Understanding How a Student Organization Attends to the Social Integration of College Students with Disabilities” Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability (JPED).
Born and raised in Manasquan, NJ. Currently live in Marlton, NJ with his wife Diana and 3 children aka “The Hannimals”.
Greg is an incredible human being that Brian was fortunate to have grown up with. Fortunately for the world, Greg has not only developed his previously non-existent left hand on the basketball court (a parting shot from Brian), he has developed many opportunities for those he’s touched and an infectious spirit for life that is bound to inspire you. We are happy to bring you this special Episode. Keep shining Greg!
In Good Health,
Two Fit Crazies
Villanova Office of Disability Services: https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/studentlife/be_empowered/disability_services.html
Mission Possible with Eric Legrand: https://www.foxsports.com/watch/mission-possible/video
Team Legrand: http://www.teamlegrand.org/