Convocation

2013-14 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.

Jeff Corwin

Jeff Corwin

September 18, 2013

Emmy-winning television host, author and biologist, Jeff Corwin has worked for the conservation of endangered species and ecosystems around the globe. Through education and awareness, he believes these vital elements of our planet can be conserved for future generations. For nearly 20 years, Jeff has produced and hosted a variety of popular television series broadcasted on networks like Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel and the Food Network. Presently, Jeff is executive producer and host of the award winning weekly series, Ocean Mysteries, airing weekends on ABC stations nationally. Each week on Ocean Mysteries, Jeff opens viewers’ eyes to the extraordinary stories that lie beneath our oceans while enhancing our understanding about our ocean's life-sustaining value to the planet. In addition to exploring the state of our planet's wildlife and ecology, Jeff has serves as an environmental and science correspondent for CNN, CBS and NBC news.

Derreck Kayongo

Derreck Kayongo

October 30, 2013

Derreck Kayongo's journey from child refugee to fearless visionary is filled with moments of inspiration that make him one of the most popular — and authentic — speakers on the circuit today. From Africa to Atlanta with nothing but a dream and tenacity, Kayongo beat the odds, earned an education, became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and has served in leadership roles in some of the world's most respected NGOs since 1994. He has worked with the American Friends Service Committee as Program Director for the Southeast Peace Education program; joined Amnesty International as the Director of the Southeast Region; and currently serves as Senior Advocacy Coordinator for the Southeast region with CARE International. He is also a regular columnist with The Huffington Post.

Kyle Maynard

Kyle Maynard

January 29, 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’s 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.
 
His story has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Live, ESPN’s Sportscenter, HBO’s Real Sports, ABC's 20/20 and Good Morning America, and as a cover story in USA Today. He continues to inspire as the author of his book, No Excuses (2005), a New York Times bestseller.