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Theme: Trials and Triumphs of the Underdog

Lancaster, PA, United States
April 23rd, 2014

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About this event

Our event will discuss what it means to be an "underdog" within various cultural spheres, including education, psychology, and medical research.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Dave Levin
    Co-founder of KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), created KIPP to help children develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to succeed in college and make a difference in their communities. KIPP has grown from one classroom in Houston to 141 public charter schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving 50,000 students. F&M Partners with KIPP to offer opportunities to high-achieving, lower-income students who might not otherwise apply to an elite national liberal arts college.
  • Joan Fallon '79
    A Class of 1979 alumna who discovered through her practice as a pediatric chiropractor an enzyme deficiency in children with autism and spearheaded an effort to better treat them. Fallon is the CEO and founder of Curemark LLC, a research and drug development company focused on treating children with neurological diseases.
  • Kate Porterfield
    A staff psychologist with the Bellevue/New York University Program for Survivors of Torture, who has worked as a clinical evaluator on several cases of young people held in detention at Guantanamo Bay. She frequently consults with attorneys handling cases involving torture and maltreatment. She also is the sister of F&M President Daniel R. Porterfield.
  • Akbar Hossain '13
    An F&M Class of 2013 graduate who came to the College after his family left Saudi Arabia to find educational opportunities. Hossain, who has a bachelor's degree in government, worked as an advocate for those seeking political asylum and was a campus leader during his time at the College. He became the College's first recipient of the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship for graduate studies in public service.
  • Sue Washburn '73
    Master of Ceremonies

Venue and Details

Green Room Theater
415 Harrisburg Ave
Lancaster, PA, 17603
United States

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Caitlin Brust

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