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Inspire! Student Leadership Forum

The Inspire! series invites business and nonprofit leaders to share leadership lessons with GC students.  Students gain insight into effective leadership and are challenged to fulfill their leadership potential.

All GC students are invited to attend.

Fall 2015 Inspire! Forums

Ann Cramer Photo  Ann Cramer
  Senior Consultant
  Coxe Curry & Associates
  Mon., Sept. 21, 2015
  5-5:30pm | Catered Networking Reception
  5:30-6:30pm | Forum, Discussion and Q&A
  Student Activities Center | Magnolia Ballroom
  Full Bio HERE

Bio Highlights:

  • Former Director - IBM Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs
  • Past Chair - GA Partnership for Excellence in Education, Carter Center Board of Councilors, Communities-in-Schools of GA , United Way of Metro-Atl., GA Shakespeare Festival, Leadership Atl.
  • Board Member - Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre Company, Public Broadcasting Atl., Hands-on-Atl.
  • Past Board Member, GA Center for Nonprofits, Atl. Symphony Orchestra, GA Chamber of Commerce
  • Recipient - US Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center Lifetime Achievement Award in Corporate Citizenship, Atl. Business Chronicle’s Women Who Mean Business Lifetime Achievement Award, United Way Women’s Leadership Award, Atlanta Woman Magazine Power Woman of the Year, GA Volunteer of the Year, AJC Public Service Award
  • Alumna of Salem College, Honorary Doctorate in Public Service from Clayton St. University

Allene Magill Photo  Dr. Allene Magill

  Executive Director
  Professional Association of Georgia Educators
  Wed., Oct. 7, 2015
  5-5:30pm | Catered Networking Reception
  5:30-6:30pm | Forum, Discussion and Q&A
  Student Activities Center | Magnolia Ballroom
  Full Bio HERE

Bio Highlights:

  • Member - PAGE Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Former School Superintendent - Paulding County, Forsyth County and Dalton City Schools
  • Former Member - University System of Georgia Board of Regents
  • Past President - Georgia School Superintendents Association
  • Two-Time Superintendent of the Year - Georgia School Superintendents Association
  • Recipient - F.M. Fulbright Outstanding Educator Award, Georgia Association of Educational Leaders
  • Alumna of Mississippi University for Women, Master's in Educational Leadership from University of West Georgia, Specialist in Educational Leadership from Jacksonville St. University, Doctorate from NOVA University

Pierre Clements Photo  Pierre Clements
  Global Business Development Leader
  Thurs., Nov. 12, 2015
  5-5:30pm | Reception
  5:30-6:30pm | Forum
  Student Activities Center | Magnolia Ballroom
  Full Bio HERE

Bio Highlights:

  • Senior Director - Global National Accounts Food and Beverage Sector, W.W. Grainger
  • Managing Partner - Inside Group International Business Solutions Firm
  • Former VP of Sales - The Coca-Cola Company
  • Held past strategic leadership roles with Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Member - 100 Black Men Organization (Atlanta Chapter)
  • Named 125 Most Influential, Georgia College
  • Chairman, Georgia College Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Member - Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
  • Alumnus of Georgia College, Executive MBA with a Concentration in International Business from Mercer University

Format, Attire and Agenda
The Inspire! Forums are intentionally designed to be engaging, insightful and enjoyable.  Attire is casual (though business casual is recommended). The agenda for all events is as follows:

  • 5-5:30 p.m. | Catered Networking Reception
  • 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Forum, Discussion and Q&A

Speakers are invited to discuss:

  • leadership lessons they have learned through their life/work experiences
  • a particular leadership philosophy/model/concept they have an interest in
  • a personal philosophy of leadership (or keys to effective leadership) that they have formed over the years
  • a particular cause/issue that they are passionate about
  • leadership challenges this generation will face
  • the importance of getting involved in the community
  • real-world expectations and general advice for how these students can make the most out of college and prepare for life beyond GC

The Inspire! Student Leadership Forum is brought to you by:

John W. Bowen, Coordinator of Leadership Programs
478-445-1227 | john.bowen@gcsu.edu 

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