Distinguished Speaker’s Series 2012
The Edison State College Foundation Board of Directors invites you to its 50th Anniversary Distinguished Speaker’s Series 2012. This free, three-part series will be located on the Lee Campus of Edison State College, and will showcase health, culture, and education. Join us for light hors d’oeuvres, fellowship, a glass of wine, and a re-acquaintance with Edison State College.
Jeff Davis. Davis is a national speaker on cardiovascular technology and a published author. He began his career in health care as a registered respiratory therapist in 1987 and, after graduating from Edison State College, he worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Lee Memorial Hospital in Fort Myers. The severity of babies who suffered from congenital cardiac disease and cardiac related complications enhanced his desire to work in a cardiology related environment.
Speaking Date: Feb.16, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Nursing Building.
Adrian Kerr. Professor Kerr is an author and specialist in Ancient Civilizations and is the Director of Continuing Education at Edison State College. He has spent more than 30 years researching, writing and broadcasting about the Middle East and India. He is described as “a leading historical populist” and regularly appears on television and radio. He presents complex historical, political and religious issues in an enjoyable manner. He can compress thousands of years of history into a fascinating, often humorous, summary.
Speaking Date: March 23, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Rush Library.
Lee Bennett Hopkins. Hopkins is one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on the subject of children’s literature. He also has a revered role as the namesake of the Edison State College, “Lee Bennett Hopkins Writing Institute.” He has written and edited numerous award-winning books for children and young adults. In 1989 he received the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for “outstanding contributions to the field of children’s literature.” At the heart of all of his writing is his determination to bring children and books together.
Speaking Date: April 19, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Education Building.
Events are free but registration is required. Seating is limited. Contact Danessa Stevens at 239-489-9210. For more information, visit www.edison.edu/foundation.