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Back to Basics Summer Institute 2012 Speaker Series

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Lunch/Speakers' Series (12:00 - 1:00pm)

The Speakers’ Series is an integral part of the institute. We wish to introduce students to role models, including outstanding Texas Southern University faculty, staff, and students as well community leaders, artists, members of the business sector, etc. During the lunch hour, our distinguished speakers devote 30-45 minutes of their time to inspire and motivate students. We allow time for students to ask questions of our distinguished guests, a feature that brings students closer to recognizing that they, too, can achieve their dreams and make an impact on their community.


June 11, 2012 

Dr. Gregory Maddox, TSU, Dean of the Graduate School



June 12, 2012

Dr. Kimberly Mitchell-McCleod, TSU College of Education/Counseling Faculty and Interim Director for Teaching and Learning Excellence Center (TLEC)



June 13, 2012 

Dr. Cherry Gooden, TSU Faculty, Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction at TSU, Performing Artist


June 14, 2012

Mr. Ed Ziegler, Director of Parish Life Ministries at Trinity Episcopal Church


 Ratliff   June 15, 2012 

Dr. Candy Ratliff, Interim Assistant Dean for Student Services, TSU Thomas Freeman Honors College


June 18, 2012

Dr. Sheree Bryant Sekou, Adult Educator and Training Professional

June 19, 2012

Dr. Elizabeth Brown-Guillory, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs


June 20, 2012 

Dr. Mack Hines, Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University, Consultant


June 21, 2012

Dr. Melanie Lawson, TSU Health Sciences Faculty and Assistant Dean for the College of Continuing Education at Texas Southern University.


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