John Ratzenberger from 'Cheers' speaks at Clarkson's alumni weekend July 13
Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 2:45 pm

POTSDAM -- Actor and entrepreneur John Ratzenberger will speak at Clarkson University during alumni reunion weekend July 11 to July 14.

Ratzenberger’s speech will be Saturday, July 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the student center forum. He will discuss the prevention of a national crisis brought on by manufacturing problems and how to foster a turnaround through education, entrepreneurship and job creation.

An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Ratzenberger is an outspoken advocate for American-made products and the companies that keep Americans working.

Ratzenberger gained international fame as the character Cliff in the NBC show "Cheers" and has lent his voice to numerous Disney/Pixar animated films, including the “Toy Story” franchise, “Wall-E,” “A Bug’s Life,” “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles” and “Up.”

He also produced and hosted the Travel Channel show “Made in America.”

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