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Theme: The Art of Science, and the Science of Art

This event occurred on
April 19, 2018
Hillsboro, Missouri
United States

Our evening of speakers will feature students, faculty and members of the educational community as we have conversations about how science influences art, and how art influences science.

Jefferson College
1000 Viking Drive
Hillsboro, Missouri, 63050
United States
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Brandy Burgett

Artist and Photographer
Brandy Burgett is an artist and photographer living in Jefferson County Missouri. She hopes to attend a four-year university next year where she will get her MFA. Her aspiration is to teach in the higher education environment. When she is not studying, working, or being a fabulous mother, she is an ultra-marathon runner.

Dance Productions Unlimited

The performers Emily Kraus, Mallory Stoll, Alexis Stout, and Rachel Lowe have been dancing at Dance Productions Unlimited for 10+ years under the direction of Lisa Dallas. One of the performers, Emily Kraus, is a sophomore at Jefferson College and senior at Seckman High School in the College Acceleration Program in which she is earning her Associates of Arts degree. She plans on attending Mizzou where she will complete her bachelor's degree in Biochemistry to pursue the pre-vet path.

Dillyn Day

Dillyn Day is a full time student at Jefferson College working toward his AA degree in Music and plans to major in Music with an emphasis in Jazz at the University level Dillyn performs with the Jefferson College Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band and the jazz combo.

HIllsboro Intermediate School Staff

Counseling and Technology Departments
Amy Hodge, Tracy Sitze and Kathryn Reiter are all educators at Hillsoboro Intermediate school. Hodge and Reiter work in the Counseling department and run Character Club, as extra curricular group on campus dedicated to service and student wellbeing. Tracy Sitze is a technology instructor and digital artist who works to help children gain skills in information and media literacy as well as develop technology skills needed to be successful in today's digital world.

Tracy Gomillion

Founder, Willow Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Sociology
Tracy Gomillion is the founder of the Willow Foundation, and a social worker from the Texas hill country. Tracy has 10+ years of work/volunteer experience serving vulnerable populations. Tracy individualized her MSW program of study in preparation for leading the Willow Foundation. The title of her uniquely tailored program was: Developing a Social Venture to Improve Social and Economic Outcomes for Low Income Families and Special Populations with Mental Illness. Tracy also hosts Death Cafe, a series of events that encourages people to demystify the death and dying process, teaches Sociology at Jefferson College, and helps advise the Jefferson College LGBTQ+ club on campus.

Wesley Whitfield

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Wesley Whitfield is a dynamic and innovative educator who helps students understand the complex nature of chemistry and how it fits into their fields of study. Professor Whitfield is also an accomplished artist and musician who believe that art and science are beautifully compatible.

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