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'Official Grinch' heads back to school

Quentin Proulx and his wife live in Wilmington. For years, he’s been an “official Grinch” licensed through Dr. Suess.(Source: WECT) Quentin Proulx and his wife live in Wilmington. For years, he’s been an “official Grinch” licensed through Dr. Suess.(Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Lots of UNCW grads are hitting the pavement this week looking for that first job. In Wilmington, there’s a man who’s doing that, in reverse. He’s been working for 30 years and is hitting the campus pavement, to go back to school.

Quentin Proulx and his wife live in Wilmington. For years, he’s been an “official Grinch” licensed through Dr. Seuss.

“Not many people have ‘the Grinch’ on their resume,” said Proulx. "I get to meet all walks of life, CEOs of companies. I got to introduce Carly Fiorina at a conference one time, homeless kids. I’m an actor in corporate America.”

For decades, the call back to school has been nagging Proulx. He’s going back to UNCW, thanks to the GI Bill; his degree will be in theater arts.

“I think I can use this, to help veterans coming back from tours of duty,” Proulx explained. “I’d like to help people transition and work through any PTSD issues.”

Proulx says his life is kind of turning out to be a Dr. Seuss book. A journey with a message and a journey not over until the very last sentence of the last chapter.

“You can teach an old dog new tricks,” said Proulx. “You never too old to follow your path. I don’t take this opportunity for granted. You never know what’s going to happen, miracles can always pop up.”

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