The EDP Alumni Speaker Series provides a platform for EDP graduates to motivate and inspire students from a program and campus that have had a significant impact on shaping their lives. In addition to providing a means for current EDP students and other members of our campus community to interact with our EDP Alumni, the event serves the purpose of highlighting the important work and success stories of our EDP alumni in varying fields. These special individuals continue to epitomize what it means to go “Above and Beyond.”
November 2, 2012 - Dr. Sherryl Weems - “EXCELLENCE WITHOUT EXCUSES”
Dr. Sherryl D. Weems received her Bachelor's of Arts in Education/Spanish Concentration from the State University of New York at Fredonia ‘76;Masters in Science in Education/Reading Specialist, and Doctorate in Education/Administration and Curriculum Planning both from the SUNY Buffalo; and a Masters of Arts in Theology from Northeastern Seminary, Rochester, New York. She also completed the Harvard Graduate School of Education Institute for Higher Education Certification Program in Management Development. Dr. Weems just retired as Associate Vice-Provost for Continuing and Professional Studies and Executive Director of the Educational Opportunity Center at the University at Buffalo. She will be starting a new position is Provost at Victory University in Memphis, Tennessee, and was recognized as EDP’s first Distinguished Alumni in 1983.
March 8, 2011 - Gino Morrow - “Old School to New School -- Revising Survival Techniques for a New World”