Opening Session and Keynote Speaker

We no longer hold a joint opening session attended by all participants (girls and adults). Thus we will not have a keynote speaker.


In previous years we had an opening session that was highlighted by a talk by a successful local woman who served as an inspirational role model for the young girls. This session was attended by both the girls and the adults.

Keynote speakers in previous years were:

since Feb.2008 - no keynote speaker

Feb. 2007 - Sheryl Lumbley, Professor of Biology, Cedar Valley College.

Feb. 2006 - Barbara Vogler, Instructor of Mathematics at Northwood University, Cedar Hill.

Feb. 2005 - Dr. Jennifer Wimbish, president of Cedar Valley College.

Feb. 2004 - Dr. KAZ, (www.CompetitiveBalance.com)

Feb. 2003 - Felicitas "Fela" Alfaro, Dean of Students at El Centro College, Dallas.

Feb. 2002- Valorie Burton: author, entrepreneur, and Life Enrichment Specialist.

Feb. 2001 - Felicitas "Fela" Alfaro, Dean of Students at El Centro College, Dallas.

Feb. 2000 - U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Feb. 1999 - Beverly Mitchell-Brooks, Ph.D., Dallas Urban League

Feb. 1998 - Dr. Gretchen Gibson, D.D.S., MPH, Director of the Geriatric Dental Program, Dallas VA Hospital

Oct. 1996 - Dr. Carol Spencer, President, Cedar Valley College

Oct. 1995 - Dr. Carol Spencer, President, Cedar Valley College

Oct. 1994 - Dr. Guadalupe Quintanilla, Asst.VP of Academic Affairs, U. of Houston

Oct. 1993 - DeLyndon Lerch, Management Information Sytems Director, Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory