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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 2014 Speaker Schedule



Steve Dorman Photo [web]  Dr. Steve Dorman
 
President, Georgia College
  Monday, September 8, 2014
  5-5:30pm | Catered Networking Reception
  5:30-6:30pm | Forum, Discussion and Q&A
  Student Activities Center
  Magnolia Ballroom
  Full Bio (pdf)


Bio Highlights:

  • Current President of Georgia College
  • Former Professor and Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at The University of Florida
  • Recipient of Eta Sigma Gamma's Honor Award, and the Amerian School Health Association William Howe Award and National Health Educator of the Year
  • Master's in Public Health and Ph.D. in Health Education from The University of Tennessee, Bachelor's in Biology from Lee College



Alan Rabb Photo web  Alan D. Rabb
  Vice-President - Sparkling Soft Drinks &
  Integrated Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
  Thursday, October 2, 2014
  5-5:30pm | Catered Networking Reception
  5:30-6:30pm | Forum, Discussion and Q&A
  Student Activities Center
  Magnolia Ballroom
  Full Bio (pdf)

Bio Highlights:

  • Current Vice-President of Sparkling Soft Drinks & Integrated Marketing for The Coca-Cola Company
  • Former Vice-President Commercial Finance for Coca-Cola Refreshments, and Vice-President Finance - Franchise & Commercial Operations for Coca-Cola North America
  • Experience in commercial leadership, financial analysis, performance management, brand strategy, marketing,  merchandising, packaging, innovation, and system planning
  • MBA's in Finance and International Business from Mercer University, BBA in Accounting from Emory University, AA from Oxford College



April Bragg Photo web  April M. Bragg, IOM
 
President & CEO, Milledgeville-Baldwin
  County Chamber of Commerce
  Monday, November 3, 2014

  5-5:30pm | Catered Networking Reception
  5:30-6:30pm | Forum, Discussion and Q&A
  Student Activities Center
  Magnolia Ballroom
  Full Bio (pdf)

Bio Highlights:

  • Current President & CEO of the Milledgeville-Baldwin County Chamber of Commerce
  • Current Host of MBC Connect, Founding Director of Distinguished Young Women of Milledgeville-Baldwin County, and Alumna of Leadership Baldwin
  • Awarded the IOM professional designation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management
  • Bachelor's degrees in Theatre and Marketing from Georgia College



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


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:

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


The Inspire! Student Leadership Forum is brought to you by:
Leadership Programs
University Career Center
Office of Student Affairs
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)
Student Government Association (SGA)
Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Contact
John W. Bowen, Coordinator of Leadership Programs
Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching & Scholarship
North Clarke St. House | Room 101
202 N. Clarke St., Milledgeville, Georgia 31061
478-445-1227 | john.bowen@gcsu.edu | CBX 101

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