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Speaker Series

See nationally known speakers on a variety of inspirational topics. All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Speaker Series is sponsored by the Student Activities Committee. 

2017-2018 Speaker Series - Upcoming Events

Dr. Patricia McConnell

Dr. Patricia McConnell

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  | 11-11:40 a.m.  |  Oshkosh Riverside Campus | Room 133

For decades, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell grappled privately with intense fear, anxiety, and guilt. She was forced to face her past by her love for Will, a young border collie whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core and trigger memories of three harrowing traumas and a shameful secret. In order to save her dog from his problem behaviors, Patricia had to first address her own long-buried emotional pain. As she did, she learned that willpower alone is not enough to heal. She recounts the compelling story of her past and how Will helped her recover.

Dave Funkhouser

Dave Funkhouser

Wednesday, December 6 2017  | 9:30-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.|  Appleton Campus | Room C190BC

Dave has received many awards for his outstanding leadership abilities during his 25 year career in law enforcement in Wisconsin.  Life changing experiences in both his personal and professional life lend themselves to Dave’s inspiring and motivational messages of leadership in the face of adversity, servant leadership, and tasking your spirit to remain strong in times of trouble.  A recent survivor of Stage IV cancer who beat the odds, Dave relates that leadership begins with leading ourselves and maintaining a positive outlook.

Dr. Patricia McConnell | Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Dr. Patricia McConnellDR. PATRICIA MCCONNELL

Tuesday, November 28, 2017  | 11-11:40 a.m.  |  Oshkosh Riverside Campus | Room 133

For decades, animal behaviorist Dr. Patricia McConnell grappled privately with intense fear, anxiety, and guilt. She was forced to face her past by her love for Will, a young border collie whose frequent, unpredictable outbreaks of fear and fury shake Patricia to her core and trigger memories of three harrowing traumas and a shameful secret. In order to save her dog from his problem behaviors, Patricia had to first address her own long-buried emotional pain. As she did, she learned that willpower alone is not enough to heal. She recounts the compelling story of her past and how Will helped her recover.

Dave Funkhouser | Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dave FunkhouserDave Funkhouser
Wednesday, December 6, 2017  |  9:30-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.  |  Appleton Campus  |  Room C190BC

Dave has received many awards for his outstanding leadership abilities during his 25 year career in law enforcement in Wisconsin.  Life changing experiences in both his personal and professional life lend themselves to Dave’s inspiring and motivational messages of leadership in the face of adversity, servant leadership, and tasking your spirit to remain strong in times of trouble.  A recent survivor of Stage IV cancer who beat the odds, Dave relates that leadership begins with leading ourselves and maintaining a positive outlook.

Speaker Series 2017-2018 - Past Speakers

Emmy Myers

Emmy MeyersEmmy Myers
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
3 p.m. | Oshkosh Riverside Campus
6:30 p.m. | Appleton Campus Commons

Addiction / Sex Trafficking & Recovery from Both- A Personal Story
​​Emmy will walk the audience through her personal story. This is an informative session that is very unique and focuses on how addiction, trafficking, and recovery all blend together; connecting the dots. ​The audience will also gain insight on a variety of resources; how to prevent the complexities of trafficking and addiction in your own community. 

Bob Biebel

Bob Biebel
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Oshkosh Riverside Campus, Room 135
11:30 a.m.

Oshkosh resident and Lourdes Academy President Bob Biebel will motivate his listeners to get more out of life and to develop a better understanding of the diverse world in which we live.

Michael Miller

Michael Miller
Wednesday, October 11 | Oshkosh Riverside Campus
Thursday, October 12  |  Appleton Campus Room A170

THE POWER OF ONE: Make FVTC a Community WE LOVE!
As a community of powerful individuals, we come together to learn inside and outside the classroom, but what happens when there are difficulties and disagreements? Certainly, the diversity FVTC provides offers us an opportunity and a challenge to move beyond being simply polite, but rather CIVIL to one another.  During our session, we’ll look at the privileges and rights you should expect as part of the Fox Valley community, but also your personal responsibility to ensure that everyone can learn and live in a both a welcoming AND transformative environment. Also, we’ll consider ways you can exercise your personal power to ensure that our college is not only a community we’re proud of but more: a community WE LOVE!

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Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.  
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Student Life Center is located in Room E137, on the Appleton Campus, next to the Commons.

Call: 920-735-2545

email: studentlife@fvtc.edu

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