Wearing his Minnesota School of Business massage scrubs, Lammers had a chance to briefly speak with Clinton, telling him his story about going back to school to re-invent himself.
“I told him it was an honor to meet him and that I was doing what President Obama said to do,” Lammers said. “Go back to school, get re-educated, and get a better job.”
Clinton responded to him saying, “I’m very proud of you, that’s great.”
“I told him I was proud of myself because it has not been easy,” Lammers added.
President Clinton then made his way down the line to other spectators, but hearing those encouraging words certainly made an impact.
Lammers, age 60, is certainly not your traditional student. After working many years in the banking industry, Lammers lost his job in Arizona, moved back to his hometown of Moorhead, Minn., and went back to school. Now in his fourth quarter on campus in the massage therapy program, Lammers is proving it is never too late to start a new career.
“It was such a pleasure to meet President Clinton and then to get the chance to briefly speak with him was incredible,” Lammers said. “I got emotional and having the chance to tell him my story meant even more.”