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MassBay Community College to Host Jothy Rosenberg to Kick Off Innovation & Leadership Speaker Series

Friday, October 19, 2012

WELLESLEY HILLS (October 19, 2012) – At age 16 Jothy Rosenberg lost his leg to cancer and at age 19 he was told he had no chance of surviving. Leveraging a strong will, a passion for extreme sports, and internal fortitude, Mr. Rosenberg earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Duke University, authored several books, and started eight technology companies. He has completed the Boston to New York AIDS bicycle ride (375 miles), and has ridden the Massachusetts Pan-Mass Challenge (192 miles) eight times. He has also finished the San Francisco – Alcatraz swim 17 times.

In addition to his business success, Mr. Rosenberg has thrived as a motivational speaker and leader, encouraging other cancer survivors to continue their fight. He is a Newton resident.

MassBay Community College is proud to kick off its inaugural Innovation and Leadership Speaker Series with Jothy Rosenberg as the keynote speaker on Thursday November 1st from 10:00 am – noon in the McKenzie Auditorium on the first floor of the Wellesley Hills campus. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Professor of Business, Guy Lochiatto at

More information about Mr. Rosenberg can be found at his website,

MassBay awards associate degrees and certificates in over 60 academic programs in a wide range of career-driven subjects ranging from accounting and automotive technology to forensic DNA science and early childhood education.  The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. For more information, please visit the College website at