David Fradkin, Transcript Reporter
Jason LeVasseur, the most awarded music performer in the history of campus entertainment, according to his website, performed a Valentine’s Day special at 9:30 p.m. at the Milligan Hub in Stuyvesant Hall on Feb. 14.
Ohio Wesleyan offers three overnights during the spring semester for admitted students called A Slice of College Life. It is designed for admitted high school seniors who want to get a taste of what college is like.
The free event was primarily geared toward people attending A Slice of College Life, but was open to all students.
LeVasseur has created and performed music for almost a quarter century. He has toured around the country and opened for many bands such as Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, John Mayer, LMFAO and others.
Although singing and performing is one of his great talents, he said he prides himself on his ability to influence others. LeVasseur runs “The Rock Star Project,” which is a creative student leadership program designed to inspire, motivate and educate students.
LeVasseur is also a keynote speaker. He assists students in developing leadership experience, which “focuses on the student leader’s influential role and responsibility to themselves and to their team’s,” according to his website.
As a major in English and secondary education, LeVasseur proves that anything is possible as long as you truly put your heart and soul in it. That is one of the main reasons why he performs at OWU.
He interacted with the future freshman class of enrolled students for 2016 and encouraged them to do what they love.
A part of his performance was his ability to interact with the audience. He encouraged a girl in the crowd to come on stage and perform a song of her own.
LaVesseur noted that one of the biggest downsides of his occupation is the traveling, which means being away from his family. But it is something that he wants to continue to do and make a difference in the lives of students.
LeVasseur has almost one hundred songs that can be found on YouTube or downloaded on Spotify and iTunes.