Convocation

2014-15 Schedule

The Faith and Life Convocation Series brings the college community together on a regular basis for outstanding presentations and programs.

Florida Southern College believes that an educational institution based on the liberal arts should expose students to a broad range of issues – religious, aesthetic, moral, and intellectual – as an academic requirement; therefore, your attendance is required. It is one of the many ways in which the college is committed to providing educational excellence.

All events take place at 10:40 a.m. in Branscomb Auditorium unless noted.
 

Kyle Maynard

Kyle Maynard

September 10, 2014

Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, author, entrepreneur and athlete. Despite being born with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees, Kyle wrestled for one of the best teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, fought in mixed martial arts, and most recently became the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. He is the author of No Excuses, a New York Times bestseller. He has been honored with two ESPY Awards and is a National Wrestling Hall of Fame member. Maynard is also certified as a CrossFit instructor and in 2008 opened his first fitness center, No Excuses CrossFit.
Convo Encores (President's Dining Room)
Sept. 16 – 2 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Sept. 17 – 10:40 a.m.

J.B. Bernstein

J.B. Bernstein

October 22, 2014

J.B. Bernstein is a 25-year veteran of the consumer goods and sports marketing industries. As the CMO of Seven Figures Management, a sports marketing and athlete representation firm, Bernstein was the mastermind behind The Million Dollar Arm contest, a reality TV show and talent search for baseball players in India and the subject of the Disney motion picture, Million Dollar Arm. He has represented some of the greatest athletes of all time including Barry Bonds, Barry Sanders, Emmitt Smith, and Curtis Martin.
Convo Encores (President's Dining Room)
Oct. 28 – 2 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Oct. 29 – 10:40 a.m.

Michele Norris

Michele Norris

February 11, 2015

Michele Norris is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience. She is currently a host and special correspondent for National Public Radio. Previously, Norris served as co-host of NPR’s news magazine All Things Considered. She was a correspondent for ABC News from 1993 – 2002, and she also has reported for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Los Angeles Times. Norris has received numerous awards for her work, including the 2010 Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award and Emmy and Peabody Awards for her contribution to ABC News’ coverage of 9/11.
Convo Encores (President's Dining Room)
Feb. 17 – 2 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Feb. 18 – 10:40 a.m.