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Theme: Unboxed

This event occurred on
September 13, 2019
1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
West Point, Georgia
United States

The theme of this year’s conference is “Unboxed” and through this theme, we hope to capture ideas that may live outside what is accepted as normal.
It is ideas that live outside the norm that often grow and better our societies. When we give the space to think differently, we become more empathetic, compassionate, and aware of the world around us.
At Point University, we want to seek new and creative solutions to the issues that face us every day. By allowing ourselves to think differently, we become better community leaders, team members, and humans.
We hope that by being a part of TEDxPointUniversity, you will experience these “outside the box” ideas in hopes that they will benefit you and the organizations you serve! TED is built on the ethos of “ideas worth sharing,” and we believe these ideas involve asking the question “how can I think outside the box?”

New Horizon Community Theater
411 W 8th St
West Point, Georgia, 31833
United States
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Alan Kemper

Professor of Business, Point University
Alan works as a Professor of Business at Point University where he invests his talents and business experiences into developing the next generation of business leaders. He also is the President and Founder of LEAD Workforce Consulting where he and his staff partner with small to medium-sized businesses to further their human capital strategy and execution through leadership training, employee engagement metrics and strategy, selection and promotion assessments and management coaching. He received a B.S. in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Auburn University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration at George Fox University with a focus in Management. His dissertation topic focused on employee engagement and leadership. Alan resides in Lagrange, Georgia with his wife, Allison, and two children, Aida and Cecil.

Andre Kennebrew

Senior Principal Program Lead for the Leadership Development Program, Chick-fil-A, Inc.
André Kennebrew, senior principal program lead for the Leadership Development Program at Chick-fil-A, Inc., serves as chair of Point University's board of trustees. Kennebrew has years of experience in both ministry and industry. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A in 2006, Kennebrew served as the administrative pastor at Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Tucker, Georgia, where he still serves as associate pastor. A 1982 graduate of Davidson College, Kennebrew was a three-year starter and letterman in football. Kennebrew earned a master of ministry degree from Luther Rice Seminary in 2004. His career includes 15 years at First Union National Bank (now Wells Fargo) as a vice president in the retail banking division, where he supervised branches in the Atlanta market. Kennebrew was raised in Columbus, Georgia, and now resides in Atlanta with his wife of 31 years, Donna. They have two adult children.

Jennifer Craft, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology and Humanities, Point University
Jennifer Allen Craft is Associate Professor of Theology and Humanities at Point University in West Point, Georgia. She earned a Ph.D. in Theology, Imagination and the Arts from University of St. Andrews in 2013 and is the author of Placemaking and the Arts: Cultivating the Christian Life (IVP Academic 2018). She is on the board of Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) and has also contributed to other publications such as Transpositions, SEEN Journal, Christianity Today, and The Visual Commentary on Scripture. Her latest research focuses on the prophetic imagination and the topic of race and place in contemporary visual art.

Luis Garcia

Student, Point University
Luis Garcia is entering into his junior year at Point University as a biblical studies and preaching major. Luis is a member of Point University’s cross-country team. He is also involved in the Chapel Team and in the campus ministry Feast. Luis’ first major speaking event was last year at Point’s Q Union event.

Shontell Stanford

Curriculum Manager for the Division of Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences, Morehouse School of Medicine
Shontell Stanford is a proud graduate of Point University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Relations degree. After Point, she went on to earn a Master of Education, Instructional Design, studied Clinical and Counseling Psychology and is a certified Counselor. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration-Education Leadership. She serves as the Curriculum Manager for the division of Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and as the Director of Programs and Operations for the HBCU Collaboration in Educational Excellence and Quality Assurance (HBCU-CEEQA). Before joining MSM, she was the Assistant Director of Programs and Curriculum Management at Emory University School of Medicine. She has presented at several local and national conferences such as the Southern Group on Educational Affairs, the National Council on Measurement Education and the HBCU White House Initiative Conference.

Wye Huxford

Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and Ministry, Point University
Wye Huxford was raised on a farm in Berkeley County, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Point University (Atlanta Christian College) and Cincinnati Christian Seminary. He has been married to Vicki for 46 years and they are parents of two daughters and one son-in-law. He has taught at Point University since August of 1976 and now serves as Dean of the College of Biblical Studies and Ministry. For twenty years ye also served as preaching minister at First Christian Church of Tyrone, Georgia and has traveled internationally extensively for Seminary of the Nations, Globalscope, and the European Evangelistic Society. His hobby is gardening – vegetables and flowers – and he enjoys dog sitting for his three wonderful grand dogs.

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West Point, GA, United States