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Porter Chair Speaker Series
 
 
 
 
2010-2011 Speaker Series

With an overall theme of Veterans Welfare: Caring for Those Who Serve, the 2010-2011 Speaker Series was hosted by the Department of Leadership and Counseling. Dr. Dibya Choudhuri was Chair of the Porter Chair Speaker Series Steering Committee. Guest speakers and events included:

Native American Veterans Association of Southeast Michigan (NAVASEMI)

Native American Veterans Association of Southeast Michigan logo

Native American
Veterans Association of
Southeast Michigan logo

Members from the Native American Veterans Association of Southeast Michigan Incorporated (NAVASEMI) share their experiences. Members include:

  • Mike Bugaj, President, NAVASEMI
  • Eric Cox, Vice President, NAVASEMI
  • Chris Franklin, Secretary, NAVASEMI
  • Jim Lowe, NAVASEMI
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m
Location: 310 A/B, Student Center
   
EMU Veterans Service Office General Education LBC Approved

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Major General (ret.) Marianne Mathewson-Chapman

Major General (ret.) Marianne Mathewson-Chapman

Major General (ret.)
Marianne Mathewson-Chapman

Major General (ret.) Marianne Mathewson-Chapman is the former Deputy Surgeon General for the Army National Guard in Washington D.C. She provided oversight of the health and wellness of 350,000 Army National Guard soldiers in 54 states and territories. MG (ret.) Mathewson-Chapman was the first woman in the Army National Guard promoted to the rank of Major General. She retired in August 2005, after serving over 35 years of military service and service in the Florida Army National Guard.

Topic: Veterans Day Address
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
Time: 12:00 p.m - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ballroom B, Student Center
   
EMU Veterans Service Office General Education LBC Approved

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Dr. David DiRamio

Dr. David DiRamio

Dr. David DiRamio

Dr. David DiRamio is an associate professor of Higher Education Administration at Auburn University and a U.S. Navy Veteran. Dr. DiRamio has authored numerous publications with a new book scheduled for publication applying models of college student development to the phenomenon of the student-veteran, including examining ideas about cognitive, psychosocial, and identity development. Dr. DiRamio serves as the faculty advisor for Auburn University's Veterans Learning Community, an initiative for students with military experience to take classes with other student-veterans who share similar interests and experiences.

Other presenters include:

  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
  • Washtenaw County Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Eisenhower Center
  • Buddy-To-Buddy Volunteer Veteran Program
  • EMU Faculty and Staff from Social Work, Special Education, and Leadership and Counseling.
Topic: Challenges Faced by Veterans and their Families
Date: Friday November 12, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Location: 310 A/B, Student Center
 
General Education LBC Approved

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Dale Throneberry

Dale Throneberry is a Speech Communication Instructor at Washtenaw Community College. As a veteran and teacher, Dale tells his veteran students, "We had your back then and we've got it now. You can depend on me." Learn what older and younger veterans experience on campus. Discuss methods for working with veterans in your own classes.

Topic: I've Got Your Back: Communicating With Veterans In Your Classes
Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Time: 1:00 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 109 (FDC Room), Bruce T. Halle Library
 
General Education LBC Approved

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Film Series

A set of fascinating films and documentaries that provide different perspectives on war, the military experience, and re-entry into civilian life. Films with discussion following will be hosted at various times and days during the winter 2011 semester in Halle Library. Films include:

  • Soldier Blue (1970)
  • For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (2010)
  • Lioness (2008)
  • America's Second Class Veterans (2003)
Dates: January through April 2011
Location: Halle Library

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Dr. M. Christopher Brown II

Dr. M. Christopher Brown II

Dr. M. Christopher Brown II

Dr. M. Christopher Brown II is President of Alcorn State University. He is the former Executive Vice President and Provost of the historic Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he held the rank of University Professor. Prior to this appointment, he served as Dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Vice President for Programs and Administration at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Director of Social Justice and Professional Development for the American Educational Research Association (AERA), as well as Executive Director and Chief Research Scientist of the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund. Dr. Brown has held faculty appointments at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Topic: The Quick-Time March Toward College Access: Military Veterans as Catalysts for Universal Post-Secondary Participation
Date: Monday, February 21, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 310 A/B Student Center
 
General Education LBC Approved

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Dr. Florence Hamrick

Dr. Florence Hamrick

Dr. Florence Hamrick

Dr. Florence Hamrick is a Professor in the College Student Affairs Program in the Department of Educational Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Topic: Women Veterans: Unique Challenges and Paths in Returning to College and Civilian Life
Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Location: John W. Porter Building
 
General Education LBC Approved

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Gary L. Anderson

Gary L. Anderson

Gary L. Anderson

Gary Anderson, Educational Leadership Professor at New York University.

Topic: The Impact of Military Issues in the K-12 Schools
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: John W. Porter Building
 
General Education LBC Approved
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