Student Foundation (STUFU)
Motivational speaker Corey Taylor will speak at Southwestern College on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center. The public is invited to attend and there is no admission charge. This event is part of February’s Black History Month programming. Student African American Brotherhood, Student African American Sisterhood, and the Diversity Council are helping with the presentation for the evening.
Also included in the evening’s events will be an Alvin Ailey dance tribute from SC graduate student Anjaih Clemons, and recognition to Southwestern College for earning a special award from the W.G. Williams Community Foundation in January.
Taylor is a native of St. Louis. He obtained an associate of arts degree from Coffeyville Community College, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pittsburg State University. He has 17 years of experience in motivational speaking. He is the author of “Catalyst Coaching.” Taylor offers motivational training directed at assisting people to overcome interpersonal conflicts and life obstacles by refocusing their thinking to positions of energy and positive resolution.
The W.G.Williams Community Foundation named Southwestern College its Corporation of the Year during Martin Luther King observances Friday, Jan. 13, and that award will be celebrated.
The award recognizes Southwestern’s involvement in Wichita’s educational landscape, especially programs established through the work of Dawn Pleas-Bailey at Stucky Middle School. Pleas-Bailey is vice president for student life and special assistant to the president for community outreach at Southwestern College. The W.G. Williams Community Foundation is a Christ-centered organization in Wichita that values ethnic, gender and denominational diversity. It focuses on academic wellness and youth, and values programs and activities that promote lifelong learning.
This event highlights a busy week for Student Foundation at Southwestern as they present “Backpack to Briefcase,” a week of activities preparing SC students for life after college.
“We want our students to be ready for the next level,” says Brandon Hessing, assistant director of Campus Life at SC. “Students need to know how to get that first job.”
Other events for the week include a resume and interview workshop, insight from recent Southwestern College graduates, and a dress for success fashion show that will highlight proper attire for job interviews.
For more information, contact Hessing at (620) 229-6181.