Wheler Family Conference October 6, 2021

Leading national domestic policy advisor, think-tank health policy expert and best-selling presidential-topics author Dr. Tevi Troy is the keynote speaker for the 2021 Wheler Family Conference on World Affairs  October 6, 2021 on Microsoft Teams.  His presentation, “Coronaworld: The Country and World that the Virus Made,” starts at 2:30 p.m.  Read more about Dr. Tevi Troy. 



Panel Discussion Topics and Links to Join 

Panel discussions are from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Join a panel discussion by clicking on the topic link below at 10 a.m. October 6th.
 

  • Emergency Management - Joseph Hernon ‘08, associate vice president for campus safety, emergency management, and environmental health and safety at Colgate University; with faculty moderator Professor Francine Varisco, chair of the Division of Business and Management
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  • Entertainment - co-led by Robert Hupp, artistic director of Syracuse Stage and Brett Smock, producing artistic director of the REV Theatre Company of Auburn, moderated by David Lowenstein, College artist-in-residence
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  • Public Health Communication - Kara Kane, public information officer, Erie County Department of Public Health, Buffalo, NY; with faculty moderator Professor Joni Koegel, director of the Hospitality program
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  • Mental Health Needs/At-Risk Youth - Jessica Lott Hamilton ‘04, program director, Pace Center for Girls, of Manatee County, FL; faculty moderator Dr. Christina Bobesky, director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program
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  • First Year College Student Experience - Katherine Potts ‘17, assistant director of community living, Keene State College, Keene, NH, with staff moderator Tiffany Varlaro, assistant director of residential life/conduct
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  • College Student Life Experience - Victoria Sokolowski ‘09, director of campus activities at Cazenovia College, with staff moderator Sheila Marsh, director of the College’s HEOP program
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  • Impact on Journalism and the Media - Rick Weiss, former Washington Post reporter and now director of SciLine.org, of Washington, D.C.; with staff moderator Samantha Harmon, interim director of institutional advancement
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Conducted at Cazenovia College since 2002, the Wheler Conference hosts academic and professional presentations on themes of interest to the student body at the College and the public. The program was initiated after the attacks of September 11, 2001, to provide a forum for community discussion of world events. The conference is made possible through the support and efforts of the Wheler family, particularly the late Gordon and Barbara Wheler, of Cazenovia.