Student Affairs Speakers

From running student organizations to juggling part time jobs to passing level one calculus and biochemistry, students of all ages must learn balance, resource management and the art of focus in order to be successful. But that schoolwork/life balance isn’t always easy to identify, nevermind practice. Fortunately, many of GBS’s professional speakers can address all aspects of student affairs at your next student organization or academic event. See the list of speakers below to select the best speaker for your event.

Brit Fitzpatrick

CEO of nationally recognized Tech startup MentorMe, Ms. Kentucky International 2015, and Community Organizer

Brit Fitzpatrick         Brit is the Founder & CEO of MentorMe, a technology company that is enabling organizations to create pathways to education and careers through an innovative mentoring platform.A 2014 FOCUS100 Fellow and Points of Light Civic Accelerator alum, Brit has been named one of the top 50 under 40 emerging leaders in social enterprise by the American Express Foundation and recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of “8 Awesome...

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George Hegamin

Retired NFL Superbowl Champion turned NFLPA Senior Manager: Coach, Motivator and Mentor.

George Hegamin         For more than 15 years, George has utilized his experience as an NFL athlete and Super Bowl Champion to successfully coach, motivate and mentor student-athletes, entrepreneurs and sales teams alike.   Born in the rough inner city of Camden, NJ, George is the walking billboard for motivation and perseverance. He walked on to his high school football team as a junior and was able to parlay that into successful caree...

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Gala Jackson            Gala Jackson, M.Ed., CLC is an ambitious millennial and entrepreneur. Launching her career, personal brand, and network at an early age, she has earned a seat at the table with college presidents, corporate executives, community leaders, elected officials, recruiters, hiring managers and her most important audience members – millennials.       After more than 8 years as a higher educational professional, Gala...

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Hasani Pettiford

Nation’s authority on male/female relationships, human sexuality, and men's issues.

Hasani Pettiford         For over a decade, award-winning speaker, TV personality, and published author, Hasani Pettiford, has been a recognized authority on human sexuality, interpersonal relationships, as well as, personal growth and development. Hasani has directly impacted the lives of many, as he fulfills his mission to change the way men and women relate to one another, putting them on the path to healthier, more meaningful relati...

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Dr. Michael Anthony

Committed to helping students, people, and organizations maximize the skills and potential needed to create positive change in their environments.

Michael D. Anthony, Ph.D.          Michael currently serves as the Assistant Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Oakton Community College. He is among the youngest Chief Diversity Officers and senior leaders within higher education today. He is the founder and owner of Anthony Creative Solutions, LLC, a diversity and leadership development consulting company. At the age of 30, Dr. Anthony earned his Ph.D. in Educational Lead...

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Hakeem Rahim

A leading African American voice in mental illness, wellness and recovery.

Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M, M.A.          Hakeem is a leading African American voice in mental illness, wellness and recovery and speaks openly about his 14 year journey with bipolar disorder to audiences across the country. Inspired to address the stigma of mental health, he became a certified National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) In Our Own Voice speaker. In 2013, Hakeem became the NAMI Queens/Nassau Let’s Talk Mental Illness presenter. Throug...

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Rashid Darden         Rashid is a novelist. He was born in the late 1970s in Washington, DC, where he has spent his entire life, save for brief stints in Moscow, Russia and Leicester, United Kingdom.        Rashid’s first three novels are a trilogy consisting of Lazarus (2005), Covenant (2011), and Epiphany (2012). Each novel was published by Old Gold Soul Press to critical acclaim. The novels told the collected stories of Adrian Collins, a gay ...

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