The Center for Faculty Excellence invites you to a motivational forum featuring Paul Hernandez, Ph.D. The forum takes place Thursday, Feb. 6 from 6:30 - 8 P.M. in the CPACS Commons.
Join us as Paul Hernandez, Ph.D. gives a keynote address sharing his personal story and testimony to the challenges, he, like many other youths, faced growing up and how he overcame adversity. Also included in this keynote is how he used education as a source of empowerment to transform his life.
About Paul Hernandez
Paul Hernandez, Ph.D., earned his doctorate in Sociology specializing in the sociology of education, social inequality, and diversity. He is a nationally recognized speaker and leader in college access and success, community outreach, and pedagogy for educators working with underserved/underprepared students and students at risk of dropping out of school. Prior to earning his degrees, he was engulfed in gang culture and deep poverty, surviving on the streets of Los Angeles. Paul openly shares with others his unique personal story of being a youth at risk and how his path has influenced his work.
This forum is sponsored by:
- Center for Faculty Excellence
- Student Affairs
- College of Business Administration
- College of Arts & Sciences
- English Department
- First Year Writing
- Thompson Learning Community
- Project Achieve
- Multicultural Affairs
- Success Academy
- Young Scholars Program
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.