President Lisa McCurdy opened the meeting at 12:30 pm and requested everyone silence all cell phones.
 
President Lisa McCurdy led us all in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Secretary Catherine Pociask called names of guests and visiting Rotarians.
David Campt
Founder, Ally Conversation Toolkit
Potential New Rotarian
Arthur Landwehr
Foreign Correspondant German Public Radio
Potential New Rotarian
Thierno Balda
Visiting Rotarian from Guinea
Potential New Rotarian
Connie Vaughn Scanglion
N/A
Hal Vaughn
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Bill Day then announced the birthdays and anniversaries.
 
The Speaker, Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy - Dean, School of Education, American University - joined AU in 2016 as the Dean of the School of Education. In concert with her colleagues in the College of Arts and Sciences, she concentrates her efforts on recruiting and supporting a more research-active and diverse faculty, developing outstanding new curricula in education, and building bridges to school districts and education industries around the globe.
 
Previous to this role, Dr. Holcomb-McCoy served as the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs and Chair in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. She has held appointments as Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Maryland, College Park and Assistant Professor and Director of the School Counseling Program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
 
Professional colleagues have recognized her with many awards for outstanding multicultural/diversity research, excellence in teaching, and exemplar service. She served as a Faculty Lilly Fellow at the University of Maryland and in 2016, she was selected as an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow for her significant contributions in scientific achievement and teaching/training. Because of her expertise in college advising and counseling, Dr. Holcomb-McCoy was selected to participate as a consultant to the Obama Administration's Reach Higher Initiative. In July 2014, she was one of the plenary speakers at the White House's Summit on Higher Education held at Harvard University.
 
President Lisa McCurdy adjourned the weekly meeting with final remarks at 1:30p.m.