Leadership Programs
Leadership Programs Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Leadership Certificate Program (LCP) Georgia Education Mentorship (GEM) Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Inspire! Student Leadership Forum






spacer
Inspire  Logo

CONNECTING WHAT MATTERS

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.


Spring 2015 Speaker Schedule



  Alex Gregory Photo compressed webAlex Gregory
  Chairman, President & CEO
  YKK Corporation of America
  Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

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

Bio Highlights:

  • Retired Commander, US Naval Reserves (28 Years)
  • Member, Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, The Carter Center Board of Councilors, Japan-America Society of Georgia Board of Directors, Georgia Association of Manufacturers Board of Directors
  • Recipient, 2012 Japan-America Society of Georgia Mike Mansfield Award
  • Mentor - Georgia College Georgia Education Mentorship (GEM) Program (2004-Present)
  • Inductee - 2012 Georgia College Foundation Academy of Distinguished Alumni and Friends, Inductee - 2010 Georgia College Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Honor Society, Recipient - 2002 Georgia College Executive of the Year Award and 2001 Alumni Achievement Award
  • MBA and MSA - Georgia College, Bachelor of Textile Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology

 


 

  Karen Handel Photo webKaren Handel
  President, The Handel Strategy Group
  Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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



Bio Highlights:

  • Former Georgia Secretary of State
  • Candidate, US Senate-2014 and Georgia Governor-2010
  • Former Chairman, Fulton County Board of Commissioners
  • Former President & CEO, North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • Held Appointed Positions with Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and the Bush-Quayle US Presidential Administration
  • Former Senior Executive with KPMG, CIBA Vision, and the Komen Foundation

 


 

  Tina Hollcroft Photo webTina Hollcroft
  Owner, Hollcroft & Associates, Inc.
  and Barefoot Mountain Farms
  Thursday, April 9, 2015

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


Bio Highlights:

  • Member, Alliance for Smiles Board of Directors
  • Recipient, 2014 Alliance for Smiles Distinguished Service Award and 2013 Alliance for Smiles Volunteer of the Year
  • Participated in 20+ International Humanitarian Missions to China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Rwanda, etc.
  • Past President of the Rotary Club of Greene & Putnam Counties, 2011-12
  • Alumnae of Georgia Southern University and Georgia State University
  • Masters in Accountancy

 


 

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:

 

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

A-Z Sitewide Index
About the site
Georgia College • 231 W. Hancock St. • Milledgeville, GA 31061 • 1-800-342-0471 ; Admissions: 478-445-2774 • admissions@gcsu.edu