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President's Speaker Series

我们会邀请国内和国际知名的演说家来与我们交谈 our students about important issues in the world today. 

它的目的是扩大我们学生的知识和扩大课堂经验. It’s about appreciating diversity and the thoughts and ways of others. And, it’s about civic engagement. It’s about challenging ourselves to think deeply and to act responsibly.

云顶集团学院校长系列讲座由总统办公室资助 the Peter and Barbra Boyse Endowment Fund through the Delta Foundation. Events are free and open to the community, no tickets required.

Upcoming SpeakerS

Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer
Jennifer Atkinson, climate educator and researcher

Environmental Summit: Climate Change and How It Impacts Us

February 23, 2022
7–8:30pm on Zoom
Register at

Elizabeth Kolbert is a journalist, author and visiting fellow at Williams College. She is best known 她的作品《云顶官网app下载》获得了普利策奖, 以及《云顶集团》杂志的环保主义观察者和评论员.

Jennifer Atkinson 是一名作家,也是牛津大学环境人文学科的副教授 of Washington, Bothell. Her seminars on eco-grief and climate anxiety have been featured nationwide. 她主持了一个名为“面对现实”(Facing It)的播客,为人们疏导生态焦虑提供工具 into action.

The presentation is free and open to the community. For more information or for disability-related accommodations, contact Kim Klein at or David Baskind at .

Past Speakers

Claire Wardle
October 2021

The Dangers of Propaganda and Misinformation

克莱尔·沃德尔(Claire Wardle)是专注于研究的非营利组织First Draft的联合创始人 and practices that address misinformation found online. She has a doctorate in communications from the University of Pennsylvania. 在过去的十年里,Wardle一直是TED的研究员,是 哈佛大学肯尼迪分校的肖伦斯坦媒体、政治和公共政策中心 他是哥伦比亚大学Tow数字云顶官网app下载的研究主任 他是联合国难民署的社交媒体负责人.

Please note: 不幸的是,我们遇到了技术上的困难所以演讲的一部分 cut off.

Ben Nemtin
February 2021

A Virtual Discussion About Rethinking Mental Health

Ben Nemtin and his three childhood friends started The Buried Life in 2006. They made a list of “‘100 things to do before you die” and for every list 他们完成了一项任务,他们帮助一个陌生人完成了遗愿清单上的一项任务. 从那以后,他们出版了《云顶官网app下载》的畅销书,制作了一个电视节目 based on their project and crossed off 91 of 100 dreams. Ben and his friends are currently filming The Buried Life documentary film.

View Ben Nemtin's complete presentation on Zoom.

Mara Liasson
October 2020

A Virtual Discussion About this Year's Presidential Election

获奖记者兼NPR国家政治记者玛拉·利亚森可以 be regularly heard on NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered. 这是她今年第八次报道总统选举,内容广泛 对总统和国会竞选候选人和议题的报道. Her reporting can be heard on Delta College Public Radio – 90.1 FM.

在此之前,利亚森是美国国家公共电台驻白宫记者 eight years of the Clinton administration. She is a three-time recipient of the White 白宫记者协会梅里曼·史密斯奖,布朗大学毕业生, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American history.

Jim Lucas
February 2020

Reflections: The Life and Times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

吉姆·卢卡斯因其激动人心和富有戏剧性的朗诵而受到全国的称赞 and interpretive readings depicting the life and times of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His movie and television credits include appearances in Head of State, Ladder 49, National Treasures 1 & 2, Something The Lord Made, The West Wing, The District, 24 and The Wire.

卢卡斯目前正在联合主演广受好评的戏剧《云顶集团》 drama about the lives, philosophies and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

Temple Grandin
February 2019

帮助不同的人解决问题和我的看法:个人观点 at Autism & Asperger's

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in 活动将于2月14日星期四上午10点和晚上7点在达美校园举行 Lecture Theater as part of the President’s Speaker series. Time Magazine listed Temple 《云顶集团手机版》杂志每年都会评选出世界上最具影响力的100人. She was also the subject of the Emmy Award, semi-brographical film Temple Grandin.

Dr. 格兰丁成为自闭症和动物行为方面的著名作家和演说家. Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also 是否有一个成功的职业咨询畜牧处理设备的设计和 animal welfare.

View Dr. Grandin's complete presentation on Delta College Public Broadcasting.

Scott Dikkers 
September 2018

How Did I Get Here?

作为《云顶官网app下载》(the Onion)的联合创始人和任职时间最长的主编,斯科特对此深表感激 of the improbable. It's a quality that not only describes how he created a celebrated 喜剧机构,也是他逃离悲惨童年环境的方式.

斯科特的故事开始于一个喜欢阅读《云顶集团》来实现自己梦想的孩子 of having his work published. Through humor, his audience learns vital lessons on innovation, tenacity and the importance of following your dreams.

Sarah Thomas
February 2018

Blitz - Becoming a Key Player in a Male-Dominated Sport

2015年4月8日,萨拉·托马斯(Sarah Thomas)是美国国家橄榄球联盟(NFL)新增的9名比赛官员之一 她成为美国橄榄球联盟历史上第一位全职女裁判. Her 这场创造历史的比赛于9月13日在堪萨斯城酋长队和 Houston Texans. Her hat, whistle and flag from that game are now on display at the NFL Football Hall of Fame.

Off the field, Thomas works as a pharmaceutical representative. She was born in

Dr. Keith Edwards

Creating a Culture of Consent

Dr. 基斯·爱德华兹是全国公认的性暴力问题发言人和教育家 prevention, men’s gender identity and social justice. For the past 15 years Keith 曾在100多所学院和大学做过演讲和咨询 more than 100 programs at national conferences. His research, writing and speaking 已获全国认可,包括ACPA年度论文奖及 ACPA Diamond Honoree.

Major MJ Hegar

Women in Combat: A Soldier on Being a Catalyst for Change

少校MJ Hegar对国防部提起了一项具有里程碑意义的诉讼,并最终胜诉 that paved the way for women in combat. Before this, on a tour in Afghanistan, the 她驾驶的医疗直升机被击落,迫使她采取了帮助行动 save lives and earned her historic recognition. She speaks on leadership, being the catalyst for change, and thriving under pressure. She is a member of Foreign Policy’s 2013年全球100位顶尖思想家,一本关于她生活的新书即将出版 the next month. 
少校MJ Hegar的演讲将持续一小时,之后将与观众进行对话 and a sale and signing of her new book.

Rosa Clemente and Ruben Navarette 

罗莎·克莱门特,嘻哈活动家和学者,以及华盛顿的鲁本·纳瓦雷特 Post, the most widely read Latino columnist in the country, discussed Election 2016 and the New Generation – diverse voices on the presidential candidates and issues. 
我们听到了对总统选举和这个国家的各种问题的不同见解 election from two very lively speakers.

Matt Taibbi

马特·泰比(Matt Taibbi)是《云顶集团》(National Magazine)奖得主和长期编辑,现在是撰稿人 to “Rolling Stone” magazine. He is a frequent guest on national television and radio 包括《云顶官网app下载》(The Daily Show)和美国国家公共电台(NPR)在内的脱口秀节目 《云顶集团手机版》畅销书《云顶官网app下载》和 “Griftopia.”

Dr. Michael Burlingame

Dr. Burlingame is a historian at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He spoke at Delta about his book, "Abraham Lincoln: A Life."He was awarded the Order of Lincoln by the Governor of Illinois in 2009.

Stephen Prothero

Dr. 普罗西罗是波士顿大学的宗教教授,著有许多著作 关于宗教素养的书籍广受好评,包括国际畅销书, "Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know and Doesn't".

Dr. Janna Levin

Dr. 莱文是巴纳德大学天文学和物理学教授,也是本书的作者 of "How the Universe Got Its Spots", about black holes.

Peter Beinart

彼得·贝纳特是一位自由主义的美国专栏作家和记者,他的作品经常出现在杂志上 in national publications. He is a frequent commentator on political television shows, and the former editor of The New Republic.

Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg,保守派专栏作家,为《云顶官网app下载》撰稿 Review. He is also a frequent commentator on political talk shows.

Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell是一名教师,她使用日记和独特的教学方法来达到内心深处 city high school students. These journals led to the publication of "The Freedom Writers" and eventually a major motion picture. She speaks widely on education and poverty.


The Speaker Series began in 1998.

President's Speaker Series

The Series was founded by Dr. Nancy Vader-McCormick, President Don Carlyon and the Delta College Foundation.


We have hosted over 35 nationally recognized speakers.

Nancy Vader-McCormick

“我看到了一个让我们的学生在课堂之外成长和学习的机会 provided. If we could bring in notable world-renowned speakers, I knew they would benefit so much. It's been a great asset for our students!"

Nancy Vader-McCormick