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School of Education and Human Development Presents Annual ‘Voices of Impact’ Speaker Series

School of Education and Human Development Presents Annual ‘Voices of Impact’ Speaker Series
January 18, 2023 Ruben Hidalgo
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School of Education and Human Development Presents Annual ‘Voices of Impact’ Speaker Series


The Texas A&M School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) welcomes you to its annual ‘Voices of Impact’ speaker series. This year’s edition will feature faculty and doctoral students from our School sharing their insight with the Bryan-College Station community.

Since 2017, SEHD has presented this event to deliver compelling five-minute speeches highlighting topics that affect society. This year, our experts will address topics such as teacher shortages, ways to fight burnout and how exercise can help control cancer.

Here is a list of this year’s speakers and their topics:

  • Dr. Francis Quek – Reenergizing the American Dream
  • Dr. James Fluckey – A conquest to control cancer
  • Dr. Lizette Ojeda – Becoming burnout-proof
  • Dr. Matthew Etchells – Retaining beginning teachers
  • Dr. Michael Thornton – Tackling the teacher-coach shortage
  • Dr. Nathan Hawk – Charter school’s spot at the table
  • Jennifer Ackerman – Coming out & mental health
  • Kimia Carter – The power of using your voice
  • Meaghan Devlin – Understanding inclusion and accessibility

‘Voices of Impact’ will take place Thursday, February 23rd at the Ice House on Main in Downtown Bryan (800 N. Main Street). Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., the event will run from 6:00-7:15 p.m. and a reception will follow.

Those who attend can park for free at the Ice House lot and along N. Main Street and N. Tabor Avenue.

The School of Education and Human Development is committed to creating inclusive and accessible events. This event is wheelchair accessible and an ASL sign language interpreter will be provided. We will honor other reasonable accommodations received by February 16th at sehdcomm@tamu.edu.

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ABOUT SEHD: For over 50 years, SEHD has developed future leaders in the classroom, office, research lab and athletic field. Our School consists of four departments: Educational Administration & Human Resource Development, Educational Psychology, Kinesiology & Sport Management and Teaching, Learning & Culture. We are recognized as a premier school for teacher preparation in Texas.


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