American Dreams Lecture Series: Stories of Uncommon Valor & Career Success
“The ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.”
This new Lecture Series brings intimate portraits of challenges and triumphs the invited speakers have endured while pursuing their American Dreams. American Dreams: Stories of Uncommon Valor & Career Success takes place in the fall and spring semesters and features alumni from Houston Baptist University as well as professionals from a variety of industries. Students and alumni as well as staff, faculty and business professionals are invited to attend this Lecture Series which is held in Belin Chapel.
The evening begins with reciting the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the reading of the speaker’s bio. The Director of Career and Calling formally introduces the speaker to the audience and commences to engaging the speaker with a series of questions ranging from the speaker’s faith-walk to the challenges of beginning and maintaining a career in the 21st century. After the interview, the speaker gives a short-talk focusing on parting advice regarding the American Dream.
The series began on October 25, 2016 with inaugural speaker, HBU Alumnus, Mayor of Sugar Land, Joe R. Zimmerman sharing his career story.
The American Dreams Lecture Series will continue on April 12, 2017 at 7:00pm in Belin Chapel. The featured speaker is Debbie Scanlon of BKD!
AMERICAN DREAMS AGENDA
7:00 pm– Associate University Minister leads opening prayer
7:03 pm– The Pledge of Allegiance
7:05 pm– Introduction of Debbie Scanlon
7:05 pm– Interview Begins
7:45 pm– Interview Wraps-Up
7:45 pm– Begin Audience Q/A
7:55 pm-Audience Q/A Ends
8:00 pm– Industry Networking Night Begins
9:00 pm– Industry Networking Night Ends
Immediately after the Question & Answer Session ends, everyone will be ushered into the Industry Networking Hour (8:00pm-9:00pm) where Debbie Scanlon will be in attendance to connect with the audience and for VIP guests and audience members to network! Attendees are encouraged to bring their business cards (OPTIONAL) as there will be raffles for prizes and more! Heavy Hors D’oeuvres (Delicious Appetizers), Sweet Desserts, and Refreshing Drinks will be served!
Questions regarding sponsoring the American Dreams Lecture Series can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org