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Leading the Pack Speaker Series

Wednesday, September 20
Luis Ponjuan, Ph.D., Associate Professor-Higher Education Administration
“Empowered Learners: Improving How to Succeed as a Lone Star College - Tomball Latino/a Student”
This engaging student presentation invites Lone Star-Tomball Latina/o students to develop greater self-awareness as a college student. In particular, students will learn strategies to improve their educational experiences and increase their chances of college degree completion.

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Laura Cardiel, Director of Governance, Analytics, & Records at Lone Star College System
"Siempre Segura, Sigo Adelante: Always Secure, I Move Forward".
This engaging student presentation invites Lone Star-Tomball Latina/o students to develop greater self-awareness as a college student. Come hear the story of how Laura Cardiel used cultural confusion, the wrong major, and a leap of faith to land her right where she needed to be personally and professionally. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Dr. Janie Filoteo, Professor of Sociology and COTE Faculty Fellow
"Courage and Serendipity: One 1st Gen's Journey"
This presentation focuses on how courage and serendipity led Dr. Filoteo to earning her Ph.D in sociology. She will also share the unique challenges she faced as a first-generation college student and the strategies and belief systems she used to overcome them. 

Monday, September 17, 2018
Jose Luis Zelaya, Doctoral Candidate in Urban Education at Texas A&M University
"From the Streets to a Ph.D".
In this presentation, Jose Luis Zelaya speaks on the importance of community and family values in order to help students understand the importance of their education. He also speaks on how higher education provides students with a path that provides a safety net of economic and social stability.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Zachary Caballero, Attorney, Poet, Writer and Advocate
"Passion can Pave Your Path: How to Build a Legacy, Tell Your Story, and Defy Expectations"
Zachary Caballero is an attorney in the State of Texas, a nationally recognized Mexican-American Spoken Word Poet, public speaker, and descendant of Mexican Immigrants. Cabllero is the first lawyer in his family, a first-generation undergraduate student, and first-generation law students. Join us as he share his story and provudes us with strategies on how to be successful. In addition, Zachary will share his poetry. 
 

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