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Learn how to unleash your potential at CU’s Leadership without Limitations Summit

Cameron University’s Office of Student Development will present the Leadership without Limitations Summit, an opportunity to learn how to unleash your leadership potential while overcoming personal challenges. The half-day event is slated for Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mary Lou and W. Carey Johnson Auditorium in Ross Hall. The event is open to the public at no charge.

The summit will feature in-person sessions that are open to the public at no charge. Lunch will be provided during the keynote session. To register for the event, go to https://www.cameron.edu/student-development/summit.

The event will kick start with “Power Perseverance” from 10 to 10:45 a.m. CU alumnus Carlos Dominguez, who was paralyzed following a car accident in 2013, doesn’t let being bound to a wheelchair limit his triumphs over the unexpected. Following his accident, he went on to graduate with his Bachelor of Science degree from Cameron University in 2020 and is now a personal trainer/mentor at Southwest Barbell and Fitness. Specializing in weightlifting and strongman, his athletes compete on a national level with goals towards the Olympics.

The Oklahoma chapter of the Tourette Association of America present “Understanding Tourette Syndrome” from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Information will be provided by Olivia Woodrich, Karen Woodrich & Dr. Dana Oliver.

Olivia Woodrich is a policy coordinator and lobbyist for the Tourette Association of America who founded a non-profit organization that empowers children with disabilities by teaching them how to advocate for themselves in the classroom. She is the National Ambassador for the Tourette Association of America and has given anti-bullying presentations to over 15,000 students. She has competed in both the Miss Oklahoma and Miss Oklahoma USA pageants and is currently Miss Oklahoma Volunteer 2024 and Goodwill Ambassador of Tourism for Oklahoma.

Karen Woodrich, disability rights activist and chairwoman of the Tourette Association of America, Oklahoma Chapter, is both a mother and wife to individuals with Tourette Syndrome. She has lobbied on Capitol Hill eight times for more inclusive policies for people with TS.

Dr. Dana Oliver, assistant professor and reading specialist program director at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, is a board member of the Oklahoma Tourette Association and chair of the Oklahoma Higher Education Reading Council. She sits on the Board of the Oklahoma Literacy Association as well as the ILA’s Concern for Affect in Reading Education Special Interest Group.

Travis Brorsen and his dog Chip will present the keynote address, “Pawsitive Leadership: Unleashing Our Potential,” from noon to 1 p.m. As an Animal Planet pet expert, host and producer of “My Big Fat Pet Makeover,” judge and producer of Discovery Plus’ “The Dog Games” and founder/CEO of Greatest American Dog Trainers, Brorsen's story embodies the transformative power of passion, perseverance, and steadfast optimism.

From navigating the complexities of training his beloved boxer, Presley, Travis discovered invaluable lessons that transcend the world of pets. Reflecting on his journey with humor and humility, he shares, "I stumbled into dog training after learning the hard way with Presley. But through that journey, I discovered the profound impact of being positive and the importance of fostering healthy relationships."

His advocacy for fostering healthy relationships extends to partnerships with educators, where he developed innovative curricula focused on character education and bully prevention for early childhood education, empowering students with essential life skills. It is being used in schools across the country.

The Leadership Without Limitations Summit is made possible by CU Lectures and Concerts. For more information, call 580-581-2209 or email student_development@cameron.edu.



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