Rhett Laubach is a speaker, author, leadership teacher and Director of Food Service for Kennedy Foods. His material is applicable and
valuable for both student and professional audience members. High School Student R.
Schneider says, “I’ve always been a quiet person and thought of myself as more of a ‘follower’ rather than a ‘leader.’ Your definition of a leader
made me think otherwise. Thanks
for being such a positive influence and a great role model for the younger generations.” Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Executive Director, S. Storm-Brown says, “I’m not quite sure how you did it, but in 20 short minutes you brought to light where the focus needs to be and where the energy does not need to go. You reminded all of us why we
are here. It’s all
about the kids and you helping us will help us do a better job for them!”
Dr. George Henderson is a pioneer among African
American college and university educators in Oklahoma. In 1969 he became the first African American in Oklahoma to hold an endowed professorship. To date he has been awarded
four distinguished professorships for excellence in teaching, research and service. Dr. Henderson served as dean
of the College of Liberal Studies at the University of Oklahoma and is currently the director of the Department of Human Relations Advanced Studies Program. He is author or co-author of
29 books and more than 50 articles.
His books include Cultural Diversity in the Workplace; Social Work Interventions: Helping People of Color; Understanding Indigenous and Foreign Cultures; and Human Relations Issues in Management and Rethinking Ethnicity and
Health Care. His goal
is to provide an environment where participants can gain basic knowledge needed to effectively interact with people from other cultural backgrounds.
Frosty Troy is editor, critic, commentator and humorist. He is editor of the
award-winning Oklahoma Observer, an independent journal of politics, government and social issues. The Observer has won more than
four-dozen journalism awards. In
an era of weasel words and gutless politics, he is a blunt, dynamic champion of good government. He was a nominee for the
Pulitzer Prize and has headed both state capitol and Washington newspaper bureaus. Frosty’s honors include the
Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award, which he shared with ABC’s Peter Jennings. It was for his vigorous
defense of public education across America. The Observer’s motto is: “To comfort the
afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”