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Graduate Education Summit Archive

Previous Graduate Education Summit Topics:

2017: "Enriching the Graduate Student Experience through Scholarship, Research and Applied Learning
Guest Panelists:

  • Dr. James Costa, Executive Director, Highlands Biological Station
  • John Connet, City Manager, City of Hendersonville, NC
  • Dr. Douglas Keskula, Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, Western Carolina University
  • Dr. Pamela Mims, Associate Dean of Research, Clemmer College of Education, East Tennessee State University

Group Breakout Summary


2016: "Engagement: External Validation and Graduate Career Placement"
Guest Panelists:

  • Mark Garber, Human Resources Consultant to the Asheville area for Medical Facilities of America, Past-President of the North Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association
  • Brant Price, Senior Engineer, Borg Warner
  • Kristopher Reis, Principal, School of Alternatives
  • Sallie Taylor, Chief Exhibitions Officer, The Bascom Center for the Visual Arts
  • Sarah Thompson, Director of Planning and Development,Southwestern Commission
  • Jeremiah Wiggins, Regional Director, Harrah's


2015: "Finding the Balance: Rigorous Content Instruction & Research vs. Preparing Future Professionals"
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2014: "Assessment and Programs of Excellence"
Keynote Speaker: Dean Robert Augustine, Eastern Illinois University and 2013 Chair of Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools

2013: "Pathways Through Graduate School to Careers"
Keynote Speaker: Dean Maureen Grasso, University of Georgia and Council of Graduate Schools Executive Board Member

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