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    Coastal Bend College's Office of Dual Enrollment and the Cooperative Title V-"Celebrando Eduación" Grant invite you to their 1st Annual Leadership Symposium, a  full day of professional development for dual enrollment faculty. This event is free and open to all dual enrollment faculty and professional development hours will be credited for participants. A $200.00 stipend will also be provided to all eligible participants*. 

     Event Information 
    Date: Friday, August 8, 2014 
    Time: 8:30am to 4:00pm 
    Location: Coastal Bend College-Beeville Campus
                  Gertrude Russell Jones Auditorium  
                  3800 Charco RoadBeeville, TX 78102  

    Keynote Speaker: Many Scott

    Scott, M An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized over a million students, educators, and leaders worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope.

    By age 16, Manny felt his story was over: His father was incarcerated, he missed 60-90 days of school annually from 4th to 9th grade, he dropped out of school at age 14, he lived in 26 places by age 16, and his best friend was brutally murdered. Sensing that the end of his life was near, Manny sat down on a park bench.

    Then, a man—a complete stranger—took a risk, and sat down beside Manny. That man helped him see that his story could change, that his future could be better than his past. “Just because you live in the “hood,” the “hood” doesn’t have to live in you.” “You can’t control what happens to you, but you can control your response.” “You can become the father you never had, and the man you’ve never met.” “You can create a future better than your past.”

    Manny Scott turned the page that day on a park bench. He returned to school with a new attitude and purpose, and ended up in the back of Erin Gruwell’s English class—a group now known worldwide as the Freedom Writers, portrayed in the 2007 hit MTV movie.

    In his journal, Manny began writing, and dreaming about, new, more fulfilling chapters in his life—chapters filled with healing, hope, perseverance, and possibility. Manny has achieved many of those journaled dreams. He is now a happy, faithful husband, a doting father of three, a successful entrepreneur, a Ph.D. student, and one of the nation’s most sought after speakers.

    Through Ink, Manny now inspires others to turn the page, and equips them to write new, more fulfilling chapters in their lives.

    Freedom Writers


    Concurrent Sessions 

         -Student Retention

           -HR Basics

         -BlackBoard 101

         -Intro to Campus Connect (Grades)     


  • Schedule of Events


    Time                           Event                                                  Location

    8:00-8:30 am              Registration                                       Gertrude Russell Jones Auditorium Lobby                                                                                                                               


    8:30-8:45 am              Welcome                                             Gertrude Russell Jones Auditorium


    8:45-10:45am             Keynote                                              Gertrude Russell Jones Auditorium


    10:45-11:00am           Break                                                  Gertrude Russell Jones Auditorium Lobby


    11:00-11:50am           Workshop One                                  RW Dirks Student Services Bdlg Rm 119

    Student Success


    12:00-1:00 pm            Lunch                                                 James R. Dougherty Student Union


    1:00-1:50 pm              Workshop Two                                            RW Dirks Student Services Bdlg Rm 119

                                                    Intro to Campus Connect


    2:00-2:50 pm              Workshop Three                               RW Dirks Student Services Bdlg Rm 119

                                                    Blackboard 101


    3:00- 3:15pm              Dean’s Address & Division              RW Dirks Student Services Bdlg Rm 119   


    3:25-3:50pm               Workshop Four                                 RW Dirks Student Services Bdlg Rm 119

                                        Human Resources Basics



    3:50pm                       Closing           

    Mr. Scott’s Keynote presentation is free and open to the public.