TEDxNorthCentralCollege featured distinguished alumni, our college president, and select student speakers. Click on the talk title to watch the video!
12-minute talks included:
“The Value of Moral Failure“
The moments when you fail to live up to your most cherished ideals do not need to define you – but they should!
Ryan J. Dowd ‘00, Atty., MPA
Executive Director – Ayuda, Inc. in Washington D.C.
“Your Step-by-Step Guide to Injury-Free, Xtreme Optimism“
Practical steps that allow reluctant optimists to create a better life and world – without hurting themselves.
Jackie Mitchell ’99 Nelson
Director, Celebrity and Entertainment Engagement – American Red Cross
“Discovering the Power of the Poor“
How community transformation is possible when the materially poor are empowered to play a leading role—and how it’s impossible if they don’t.
Rick Guzman ‘99, Atty.
Asst. Chief of Staff, City of Aurora – Mayor’s Office, Co-Founder of Emmanuel House
“Finding Personal Greatness”
We all have the power to change the world, but how can we do this when we become complacent in our own journey?
Kathy L. Guy ’98 Guthrie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies – Florida State University
Why sharing and connecting with personal stories of adversity and injustice is vital in sustaining social movements.
NeAngela L. Marshall ’04 Dixon, JD
Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office – Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Division
“Sustainability: Why Universities Can Lead by Example“
Institutions of higher education are uniquely positioned to propel the sustainability movement forward, powered by three assets most organizations wish they had.
Troy D. Hammond, Ph.D.
President, North Central College
Student Speakers presenting 3-minute talks included:
Senior / Sociology
Junior / Choral Music Education
Senior / Sociology
Senior / Gender and Sexuality
Sophomore / Theater