Convocation with Jim McCorkell ’90

1 March 2023

Jim McCorkell is the founder and former CEO of College Possible, a national nonprofit organization making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and…

Jim McCorkell '90

Convocation with Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter

20 February 2023

Melvin Carter is the 46th Mayor of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Capital City.A fourth-generation Saint Paul resident, Mayor Carter leads with an unapologetic equity agenda. Since taking office…

Melvin Carter is the 46th mayor of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Capital City.

Convocation with Christy Coleman

13 February 2023

With a career spanning over 35 years, Christy S. Coleman has served as the Chief Executive Officer of some of the nation’s most prominent museums. She’s a tireless advocate for…

Christy Coleman

Convocation with Eric Poole

6 February 2023

A little about our Convocation Speaker today, Eric Poole: Chief Pilot/Captain at JetBlue Airway – Currently beginning my 18th year at JetBlue where I fly the Airbus 320/321 US Navy Veteran…

Eric Pool Convocation

Convocation with Scott Dikkers

30 January 2023

With The Onion, Scott Dikkers created the original “fake news” platform and grew it into one of today’s most recognized comedy brands. He shares his experiences in how being committed to…

Scott Dikkers

Convocation with Dr. Gregory Pence

23 January 2023

Gregory Pence is an American author, bioethicist, and philosopher. He is a professor and former Chair (2011–2017) of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Director of the Early…

gregory pence headshot

Convocation with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl ’92

16 January 2023

Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl ’92 is one of America’s most-awarded nonfiction magazine writers.  A 15-time James Beard award nominee, she has won six Beards, known as the Oscars of the food…

Convocation with Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl '92

Convocation with Michael Noble ’77

11 January 2023

A Climate Life Presentation – Michael Noble has been a leader in the clean energy space for more than 30 years and is well known for shaping and driving significant and innovative public policy solutions that speed Minnesota and the Midwest’s transition away from fossil fuels onto clean, carbon-free energy.

Michael Noble '77 headshot

Convocation with Jon Darby ’83

2 November 2022

Director of the Operations Directorate, NSA/CSS Mr. Jon Darby is the recently retired Director of Operations for the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). Mr. Darby began work at NSA/CSS…

Jon Darby

Convocation with Julian Brave NoiseCat

25 October 2022

“Julian Brave NoiseCat stands where the currents of climate journalism, advocacy and policy meet.” —TIME At heart, Julian Brave NoiseCat is a writer, son, brother, nephew, cousin, godfather, friend and…

Julian Brave NoiseCat