A very special and prominent visitor to Mankato today, and while here the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors stopped by his old stomping grounds to offer some advice to hundreds of Mankato students. The entire student body of Mankato West High School filed into the gym today to hear Dan Akerson speak. Akerson himself went to school in the same building, which back then was known as 'Mankato High School.' The G-M chief executive officer graduated from the school in 1966 and says today's students need to realize their potential. "Your future is unlimited, and I don't care what they tell you, and everybody whines about how tough it is in the world today. It's no tougher, no more challenging than it was in 1966."