Celebrate 25 Years of Serving Grads: Meet Norm Miller, Interstate Batteries, at a Private Classic Car Museum


For 25 years Grad Resources has made Dallas their Global Headquarters. In order to introduce local leaders to this service for graduate students, a stellar list of Dallas VIPs have lent their names to the Host Committee for an AWARENESS EVENT telling the Grad Resources story and Honoring Norm Miller, Interstate Batteries, for his role in the launch of Grad Resources.

Those who have agreed to serve as Hosts include:

  • Neil Ashcraft, Former Pastor, Scofield
  • Stephen Rankin, Chaplain, SMU
  • David Ridley, Founder, Invesco Dallas
  • Lyle Reed, CEO, Foretravel MotorCoach
  • Daniel Lee, CEO, BTI Solutions
  • Dr. Jeff Thurston, OB/GYN
  • David Dunton, CEO, Alpine Gas
  • Eric Fellman, President of Ascent, former CEO Guideposts
  • Dan Panetti, Worldview Director, Prestonwood Christian Academy
  • Jim Beckett, Beckett Interests

The event is October 26 (7-8:30pm) at the Pack Auto Museum (http://www.packautomotivemuseum.com/). It is strictly an Awareness Event to share the mission and impact of Grad Resources over the years. Ethan Wiekamp, the new CEO, will cast the vision for the launch of our new Expansion campaign. There will not be a solicitation of funds. The main purpose is to establish relationships with new potential friends.

YOU ARE INVITED! Hear about the struggles faced by 2.5 million graduate students in the U.S. and why their unique demands of research and study prevent 50% from completing a Ph.D. There are limited resources available to assist grads in dealing with the challenges of pursuing a Masters or Ph.D. degree, but Grad Resources is recognized as the primary source of seminars, training and local support groups to these future leaders through online articles, seminars and the National Grad Crisis-Line, 877-GRAD-HLP (www.GradResources.org).

Nick Repak, founder of Grad Resources, stated, “We will always explore ways to serve the needs of graduate students around the globe.” After 25 years as CEO, Nick Repak will continue with Grad Resources with emphasis on international expansion. Nick, Ethan and some amazing grad student leaders will tell of the impact of Grad Resources.

For more information or to be included in the Awareness Event on October 26, fill out the form below.

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Sam Pack Auto Museum

2070 Diplomat Dr
Farmers Branch, TX 75234

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Suicide Prevention Week – NAGPS Promotes the Grad Crisis Line


Dear NAGPS Members,

Did you know that 4 in 10 Graduate Students self-report being more stressed than they can handle? Graduate-Professional students have stories about their everyday lives that include problems with academic advisors, TA/GA/RA experiences, administrative nightmares and financial issues. Grad School is by no means a cake-walk, and sometimes it takes a toll on us physically and emotionally.


National Suicide Prevention Week

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week. While suicide is a hard thing to talk about, it’s an issue we must address. We must reaffirm that there are resources available to deal with the stress and depression that creep into our lives. We also need to reassure our students, and ourselves that we are not alone in this situation. NAGPS has had a long partnership with Grad Resources, an organization committed to supporting the emotional needs of graduate-professional students. We encourage the spread of this resource “The National Grad Crisis Line”, for students who are facing high stress and anxiety to talk with a professional counselor. Students can do this for free, and confidential assistance by calling 1.877.GRAD.HLP.

Don’t let your friends think there’s no help during their times of stress and despair!!

The National Grad Crisis-Line (877-GRAD-HLP) has been a supplemental sources of support to on campus resources for grads. For 15 years there has been a trained professional counselor waiting for your call to talk about your grad struggles. To improve those services we have changed the number to 877-GRAD-HLP (877-472-3457).