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2013 LEADERSHIP SERIES: Texas Southern University has much to be proud of in Alumnus Michael Strahan, says Aubrey R. Taylor publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper

Proud TSU Alumnus Michael Strahan and TSU President Dr. John Rudley

Texas Southern University has much to be proud of in Alumnus Michael Strahan

Aubrey R. Taylor
Publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper

Michael Strahan is by any standard a picture of success and what good leadership looks like. Dr. John Rudley, the current President of Texas Southern University; and Honorary Degree Recipient Michael Strahan, is seen in the photo above approaching the stage during 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremonies at Texas Southern University. Strahan is a TSU Alumnus, Broadcaster, Super Bowl Champion and Co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael. More than 1,000 students graduated at ceremonies in TSU’s Health and Physical Education arena recently in Houston. On behalf of Aubrey R. Taylor Communications, the publisher of Your Thought Matters Newspaper I would like to congratulate the entire TSU family for working together to produce leaders who are making a difference in our world.

Kelly and Michael on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael."

Here’s A Little About Michael Strahan

HIGHLIGHT:
Legendary Super Bowl Champion and "Fox NFL Sunday" co-host Michael Strahan is the host of top-rated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael." After an extensive search encompassing more than nine months and some of the top personalities from every area of broadcasting and entertainment, Strahan joined the Emmy-winning show full-time on September 4, 2012.

HIGHLIGHT: Prior to joining the ranks of the top sports broadcasters in the country, Strahan's entire 15-year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players ever to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons.

HIGHLIGHT: Strahan lead the New York Giants to a dramatic Super Bowl victory over the previously undefeated New England Patriots in 2007. In 2001, Strahan completed what is widely considered to be one of the greatest seasons ever for a defensive player, breaking the 18-year-old NFL single season sack record with 22.5 sacks. His record still stands today. The charismatic leader of the New York Giants was named the NFL's 2001 Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated and the 2001 Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press, making him the first New York Giant to win the award since Lawrence Taylor.

HIGHLIGHT: With a natural affinity for people and an effortless ease in front of the camera, Strahan has held hosting duties for several series prior to joining "LIVE." He also has appeared on "Pros v. Joes," which pits amateur contestants against professional athletes in a series of athletic feats. Strahan co-hosted the family cable show "Backyard Stadiums" on DIY Network and built outdoor recreational projects with his co-host. In addition, he participated in the kid-friendly show "Giants on Deck" and the YES Network show "Sack and Renovate," in which he led a guided tour inside his 100-year-old home. Strahan also tackled the world of scripted network primetime television as the star of "Brothers," a 30-minute sitcom on Fox from Sony Pictures Television.

HIGHLIGHT: Dedicated to many charitable works, Strahan donates his hands and heart to numerous charities including St. Jude Children’s hospital, The USO, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Cedar Sinai's Sports Spectacular, and The Fresh Air Fund. Strahan also has teamed up with Mayor Cory Booker of Newark in the creation of the Newark Mentoring Movement, a youth mentoring program.

HIGHLIGHT: Strahan was a vocal and visible leader among the athletic community in the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy. As the player representative for the Giants, Strahan led the charge in calling for the league to cancel its games following the event.

HIGHLIGHT: Born in Houston, Texas, Strahan spent most of his youth in Germany, where his father Gene was stationed in the U.S. Army. Strahan returned to the U.S. for a portion of high school and soon was recruited to play football at Texas Southern University. As a senior at Texas Southern, Strahan was selected first team All-America by the Associated Press when he recorded a school-record 19 sacks and 62 tackles, 32 of which cost opposing teams 142 yards in combined losses.

HIGHLIGHT: Now partnered with long time friends Constance Schwartz and Mark Sudack to form SMAC Entertainment, Strahan brings his skills, determination, leadership, experience and humor to the multi-dimensional entertainment management, branding, and production company.