Speaker Series

The Speaker Series is held on Fridays for Middle School and Upper School students of Alcuin School. When appropriate, younger students are invited as well. The exceptions are noted below:
Upcoming Schedule of Speakers*: 
  • We are currently scheduling speakers for the fall of 2018. Updates will be posted as speakers are confirmed, so please check back with us.

Past Speakers:
March 4, 2016, 9:30am: Dr. Albert Reyes, President and CEO of Buckner International. http://www.buckner.org/who-we-are
Upper Elementary students are also invited.

April 1, 2016, 9:30am: Craig Lewis – Former Professional Basketball Player and Founder of Visage Payroll. 

April 8, 2016, 9:15am: Bhavani Parpia - Founder, ConnecTeach. http://www.connecteach.org/bhavani-parpia-named-international-educator-of-the-year

April 29, 2016, TBD: Trevor Bergman - Executive Director with LIMBS International. Speaking in conjunction with the International Festival. 
May 6, 2016: Chip Cannon - Veterinarian, Principal with City Vet.
Lower and Upper Elementary students are also invited.
May 13, 2016, 1:00pm: Ray Johnston, Former Dallas Maverick, Cancer Survivor, Musician. http://rayjohnstonband.com/bio/
Upper Elementary students are also invited.
September 2, 2016: Clint Bruce and Stephen Holley, Co-Founders of Carry the Load.
September 23, 2016: Dr. Edward Goodman, Epidemiologist with Texas Health Presbyterian will speak about infectious diseases and the Ebola outbreak in Dallas.
November 11, 2016: David Campisi, Alcuin parent and local successful restaurateur, will be bringing one of his employees, Austin Underwood, who also owns his own restaurant, Austin’s Underdawgs. The two will talk about opening and running a restaurant and, in David’s case, a chain of restaurants. A bit of Campisi’s history:  http://www.campisis.us/history
December 2, 2016: Doug Wright, librettist, screenwriter, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, will be speaking to the students about his experience writing for the stage and screen.
January 18, 2017: Marc Dunlop and Shaun Profitt, social entrepreneurs, will be speaking to the students about their sugar cane plantation and fertilizer business in South Africa. Mr. Dunlop and Mr. Profitt will also educate the students on the development arm of the business that assists poor families in cultivating their own farm land.
February 3, 2017: Dr. Jonathan Licker, Senior Manager R&D, Snack Seasonings and Flavors at Frito-Lay PepsiCo and Ambassador for the Institute of Food Technologists, will be coming to campus to speak about Food Science.
February 24, 2017:  Rob Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will be coming to campus to speak to our Upper School students to help them understand more about the financial world and investing for their Investment Club.
April 5, 2017:  Stan Moore, Patent and Trademark Lawyer with Winstead, PC, spoke to the students about Patent and Trademark Law, his educational background, and his personal experience with his own patents.
October 6, 2017:  Nicole Small, President of the Lyda Hill Foundation

January 12, 2018:  Katherine Bliss, Senior Fellow with the Tower Center at SMU and a Senior Associate with the Global Health Policy Center at the Washington, DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

NOTE: Students are given priority for attending the Speaker Series due to space limitations. If there are any parents who have a connection to or a particular interest in one of our speakers and would like to attend, please contact Jana Haigood at 
jana.haigood@alcuinschool.org and we will do what we can to accommodate you.