ECOC 2023 Annual Summit - Student Sessions
ECOC 2023 Annual Summit - Student Sessions
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." Malcolm X
January 14, 2023  ·  Colorado College


Agenda
Saturday, January 14
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
8:30 AM - 9:10 AM
Colorado Springs Children's Chorale Jemond Aly President L. Song Richardson, Colorado College Welcome
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
Soul Fire Farms Food to Power DesertArtLab
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Explore the history of the region and a career in archaeology with Anna Cordova, Lead Archaeologist of Colorado Springs.
Skilled trades people are in high demand globally! Find out about your options and get some hands on experience. GE Johnson Construction Company
Join Erin Taylor and Cordelia Fees-Armstrong, from Food to Power, to create personalized spice blends to represent the elements of personality and identity that make up your unique self and give you power.
Join Dr. Antoine Lovell on his inspiring journey from homelessness to his current position as a social policy researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. His research is on how race and racism impact public policymaking and administration.
Join Suavé, choreographer, dancer, and founder of HipHop ConnXion and perfect those dance moves.
Join retired Air Force Col. Mark Dickerson, and explore how you can become a millionaire.
When you are all alone, do you hear positive or negative descriptors of yourself? Join this interactive, self-reflective session to change that negative message. Learn to change your narrative and discover your true authentic self. Life After Life
Money management can help you work towards your dreams. Learn banking options, account types, how to create a spending plan, and reasons and strategies for saving. Ent Credit Union
Learn about career exploration activities, paid internships, employment immersion opportunities and more with the Pikes Peak Business & Education Alliance. Test drive potential occupations! Jennifer Basco/Abbie Kohlman
Students will have the opportunity to personally see and understand an electric vehicle race car, fly drones themselves, and learn about magnetic levitation via hands-on demonstrations. Dr. Lynanne George/Bill Michael
We often think we’ll be happier when we graduate or find that special person to date but science says we are wrong. Explore the science of happiness. Participate in exercises that increase our wellbeing, resiliency, and happiness. Dr. Kimberly Dickman
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
What rights do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) students have in K-12 schools? Willy Wilkinson
Join Desert ArtLAB to explore how art can be used to address serious environmental issues. They have a successful start-up utilizing their ancestral knowledge and food practice to address environmental and social issues. Matthew Garcia/April Bojorquez
Join the Hip Hop MD, Maynard Okereke, for this hands-on STEAM lesson as you extract DNA from a strawberry. Ask questions, hypothesize some outcomes, and expand your curiosity through a collaborative team science demonstration.
About a half-million people throughout the US use ASL to communicate as their native language. ASL is the third most commonly used language in the United States, after English and Spanish. Learn more with ASL instructor, Julie Riddle
Tim Wise will address the role of young people in the fight for social justice and equity. Historically and in the present-day, young people have always been instrumental in the quest for a more equitable society.
Join Suavé, choreographer, dancer, and founder of HipHop ConnXion and perfect those dance moves.
Discover a road map going forward to identify the dreams, gifts, and talents to achieve a future you can see. You can live your dream! Rick Reese
Interested in a medical or dental career? Want to experience an emergency room setting? What goes on in a dental office? Get hands on experience and explore a career in medicine and dentistry. Dr. Vicki Schober
Money management can help you work towards your dreams. Learn banking options, account types, how to create a spending plan, and reasons and strategies for saving. Ent Credit Union
Ashley Cornelius, the Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak Region, is a power house of expression and talent. Learn WHY to create spoken word poetry, HOW to create it, and how to PERFORM!
Are you unsure about your future? Dr. Charity Peak from Class 101 will help you discover your unique values, interests, skills, and aptitudes. Explore college majors and career paths that align with your personal traits.
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Money management can help you work towards your dreams. Learn banking options, account types, how to create a spending plan, and reasons and strategies for saving. Ent Credit Union
Join elite pilots from USAFA and the Metro State University Aerobatics team and discover the thrills, rigor and hard work involved in being a pilot. All attendees will have the opportunity to take a flight in a small aircraft soon after the Summit.
Skilled trades people are in high demand globally! Find out about your options and get some hands on experience. GE Johnson Construction Company
College 101: Prepárese para la universidad. Hay información de cómo llegar y lo que necesita hacer para prosperar. La sesión está en español. Sesión para Padres de Familia y Jóvenes. Dr. Nancy Hernandez
Every invention began with an idea that grew into reality. People find ways to solve problems against incredible odds. Folklore is full of stories of ordinary people changing their lives by changing their stories. And you can too. Danyda Feldman
Dartagnon Davon, Paralympic medalist, will help you develop a practice of mindfulness, joy and emotional intelligence as a bridge to success.
Join the Hip Hop MD, Maynard Okereke, for this hands-on STEAM lesson as you extract DNA from a strawberry. Ask questions, hypothesize some outcomes, and expand your curiosity through a collaborative team science demonstration.
Join Suavé, choreographer, dancer, and founder of HipHop ConnXion and perfect those dance moves.
Chef Pagan will create a recipe that you will be able to replicate at home. Participants in this session will receive a copy of the recipe and a grocery voucher to purchase the groceries to complete the dish. Bon Appetit.
Join judges, lawyers, and law students as they discuss the mentoring program that embraces students as they start a pre-law program in college and follows them through law school, and even provides support after they pass the bar exam to be a lawyer.
Have you ever wished you could magically improve your vocabulary? There is magic in learning the smallest unit of meaning in a word (morphemes). For every morpheme you learn, your vocabulary is increased by 20 or more words! Dr. Kathy Jones
This American College of Surgeons' program has prepared over 2.1 million people to stop bleeding in a severely injured person. Gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively to help save a life. Christy Tennant
This session will explore visibility in different forms of media and stereotypes that are being perpetrated. What myths can be demystified? What steps can we take to move forward by changing the perceptions that are presented? Dr. Albert Wiggins
Come meet Dave, Iggy, Sydney, & Courtney who will help students identify their strengths, talents, and gifts; so, they can tap into their Greatness. Students will complete an assessment that will help direct their future. Dwayne Roberts
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Scholarships, Educational Gifts and Laptops will be awarded to students in attendance at the Awards Ceremony in Reid Arena
Speakers
Director Pre-Collegiate Support and Success Center UCCS
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Dr. Hernandez is the first-generation, Mexican-American bilingual daughter of immigrants with over sixteen years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. She is currently the Director of the Pre-Collegiate Support and Success Center at UCCS.
Fellow
Law School... Yes We Can
Gregory Abukar-Duru was born in Missouri but later moved to Colorado. Even at a young age, he saw the effect of what law has on a person.
Student
Colorado College
Neharika (“Neha”) Arora was born and raised in Punjab, India. She moved to the United States with her family at 14.
President/Treasurer
Law School... Yes We Can
Jason A. Márquez has been practicing law since 2008, almost exclusively in family law. However, he has and continues to work in criminal defense.
Head of Judicial Diversity Outreach
Colorado Judicial Department
Sumi Lee serves as the Head of Judicial Diversity Outreach at the State Court Administrator’s Office of the Colorado Judicial Department.
Cadet
Air Force Academy
C2C Aaron Loya is a Second Class Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Cadet Second Class
Air Force Academy
David Hogenson is a junior at the United States Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Air Force Academy
Jacob James is a junior at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), where he is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Spanish, natural extensions of his lifelong loves of all things nerd and travel.
Ph.D.
Class 101
Dr. Charity Peak is the owner of Class 101 Colorado Springs, a full-service college planning and test preparation organization.
Professor United States Air Force Academy
USAFA
Dr Kimberly Dickman is an assistant professor at the US Air Force Academy where she teaches healthy relationships, emotional intelligence, and resiliency. Her academic specialty is in human sex and sexuality and Positive Psychology.
Life after Life Inc
Jammie received her Bachelor's Degree from Texas Southern University (TSU), in Business Management. Jammie is the CEO of Life After Life Inc, a nonprofit organization, where the mission is to rebuild the community by healing the family first.
Licensed Professional Counselor
DesertArtLab
Instructor
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
William Michael is an instructor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.
President
Life after Life
Pearl has recently come out of the classroom to focus on training other teachers, which has been a dream of hers since completing her M.Ed. She stands behind the vision; to rebuild the community by healing the family first.
Operations Manager and Education Coordinator
Pikes Peak Business and Education Alliance
Theresa Klinitski, Operations Manager and Education Coordinator with the Pikes Peak Business and Education Alliance (PPBEA).
Hip Hop M.D.
Hip Hop Science
Maynard Okereke, better known as the Hip Hop M.D., graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering.
Colonel
The Macon Trust
Mark Dickerson retired from the USAF after nearly 25 years of service. He is Trustee of a local non-profit funding youth scholarships.
Inspirational Speaker, Author
Chris Singleton is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Chris has now become an inspirational speaker and best-selling author who has shared his message of unity and racial reconciliation across the country.
Provost Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Antoine Lovell, Ph.D., MSW, MPA is a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Lovell is a social policy researcher studying how race and racism impact public policymaking and administration
Licensed Professional Counselor
Denver Health
Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) and is the manager of the RISE program at Denver Health, providing confidential peer support to Denver Health personnel.
High School Principal / Equity Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator
WSD3
Dr. Wiggins enjoys spending his time with his family, friends, and church family, and supporting student activities. He is also a photographer and has a passion for learning and teaching
Education Director
Food to Power
Erin is the Education Director at Food to Power. She believes that food and land are some of the best teachers out there.
Educator
Ascent Classical Academy
Dr. Jones began her educational career as a missionary on the Pacific Island of Pohnpei.
Empowerment & Leadership Consultant | Transformational Speaker
Dwayne Roberts & Associates LLC
Dwayne served in the U.S. Army. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Organizational Management for Christian Leadership from Colorado Christian University.
Storyteller, Speaker, & Life Coach
Writer, Public Health Consultant, & Cultural Competency Trainer
Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning writer, public health consultant, and cultural competency trainer who has been training providers and educators on LGBTQ issues since the early days of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Program Manager
YESS Institute
DesertArtLab
Teacher, Tutor PPSC
Community Events Liaison, Deaf Colorado
Julie has also done a lot of volunteering with children and adults and loves helping others. Today, her passion is creating a safe inclusive environment for any deaf person.
SpeakOut
Wise has been an anti-racism activist for 30 years. He has authored nine books including his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. His newest book, Dispatches from the Race War, came out in December 2020.
Founder of the Hip Hop ConnXion.
Hip Hop ConnXion
Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Director, Inspirer, Entrepreneur & Founder of the Hip Hop ConnXion Family. Find on Facebook: Suave Connxion www.hiphopconnxion.com
Judge
Colorado Court of Appeals
Injury Prevention Specialist
Penrose- St. Francis
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Dr. Lynnane George is a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She teaches classes on electronics, space systems, and robots.
Physician
CirrusMD and Mission Medical Clinic
Family Medicine Physician
Social Entrepreneur
Better World Changers
Marketplace Ministry & Business Transformation Coach
Chef/ Culinary Instructor at FFC8
Fountain Fort Carson District 8
Chef has been cooking for more than 20 years and teaching for 12. He teaches at Fountain Fort Carson High School. He is married with 3 kids and a beautiful grandson. His passion for cooking is shown throught the mentorship of future young chefs like you.

Dr. Nancy Hernandez

Dr. Hernandez is the first-generation, Mexican-American bilingual daughter of immigrants with over sixteen years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. She is currently the Director of the Pre-Collegiate Support and Success Center at UCCS.

Gregory Abukar-Dur

Gregory Abukar-Duru was born in Missouri but later moved to Colorado. Even at a young age, he saw the effect of what law has on a person.

Neharika (“Neha”) Arora

Neharika (“Neha”) Arora was born and raised in Punjab, India. She moved to the United States with her family at 14.

Jason Márquez

Jason A. Márquez has been practicing law since 2008, almost exclusively in family law. However, he has and continues to work in criminal defense.

Sumi Lee

Sumi Lee serves as the Head of Judicial Diversity Outreach at the State Court Administrator’s Office of the Colorado Judicial Department.

Aaron Loya

C2C Aaron Loya is a Second Class Cadet at the United States Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

David Hogenson

David Hogenson is a junior at the United States Air Force Academy located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Jacob James

Jacob James is a junior at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), where he is majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Spanish, natural extensions of his lifelong loves of all things nerd and travel.

Charity Peak

Dr. Charity Peak is the owner of Class 101 Colorado Springs, a full-service college planning and test preparation organization.

Dr. Kimberly Dickman

Dr Kimberly Dickman is an assistant professor at the US Air Force Academy where she teaches healthy relationships, emotional intelligence, and resiliency. Her academic specialty is in human sex and sexuality and Positive Psychology.

Jammie Ivory

Jammie received her Bachelor's Degree from Texas Southern University (TSU), in Business Management. Jammie is the CEO of Life After Life Inc, a nonprofit organization, where the mission is to rebuild the community by healing the family first.

Bill Michael

William Michael is an instructor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.

Pearl Ivory

Pearl has recently come out of the classroom to focus on training other teachers, which has been a dream of hers since completing her M.Ed. She stands behind the vision; to rebuild the community by healing the family first.

Theresa Klinitski

Theresa Klinitski, Operations Manager and Education Coordinator with the Pikes Peak Business and Education Alliance (PPBEA).

Maynard Okereke

Maynard Okereke, better known as the Hip Hop M.D., graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Mark Dickerson

Mark Dickerson retired from the USAF after nearly 25 years of service. He is Trustee of a local non-profit funding youth scholarships.

Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton is a former professional athlete drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2017. Chris has now become an inspirational speaker and best-selling author who has shared his message of unity and racial reconciliation across the country.

Antoine Lovell

Antoine Lovell, Ph.D., MSW, MPA is a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Social Policy and Practice. Dr. Lovell is a social policy researcher studying how race and racism impact public policymaking and administration

Ashley Cornelius

Ashley is a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) and is the manager of the RISE program at Denver Health, providing confidential peer support to Denver Health personnel.

Dr. Albert Wiggins

Dr. Wiggins enjoys spending his time with his family, friends, and church family, and supporting student activities. He is also a photographer and has a passion for learning and teaching

Erin Taylor

Erin is the Education Director at Food to Power. She believes that food and land are some of the best teachers out there.

Dr. Kathy Jones

Dr. Jones began her educational career as a missionary on the Pacific Island of Pohnpei.

Dwayne Roberts

Dwayne served in the U.S. Army. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies and Organizational Management for Christian Leadership from Colorado Christian University.

Willy Wilkinson, MPH

Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning writer, public health consultant, and cultural competency trainer who has been training providers and educators on LGBTQ issues since the early days of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Julie Riddle

Julie has also done a lot of volunteering with children and adults and loves helping others. Today, her passion is creating a safe inclusive environment for any deaf person.

Tim Wise

Wise has been an anti-racism activist for 30 years. He has authored nine books including his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. His newest book, Dispatches from the Race War, came out in December 2020.

Suavé .

Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer, Director, Inspirer, Entrepreneur & Founder of the Hip Hop ConnXion Family. Find on Facebook: Suave Connxion www.hiphopconnxion.com

Dr. Lynnane George

Dr. Lynnane George is a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. She teaches classes on electronics, space systems, and robots.

Vicki Schober, MD

Family Medicine Physician

Rick Reese

Marketplace Ministry & Business Transformation Coach

Luis Pagan

Chef has been cooking for more than 20 years and teaching for 12. He teaches at Fountain Fort Carson High School. He is married with 3 kids and a beautiful grandson. His passion for cooking is shown throught the mentorship of future young chefs like you.

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