Winter College 2018, the University of Findlay’s annual educational forum for alumni, parents and friends will be held Monday, Feb. 12 in Naples, Florida.
Register by Feb. 3 by visiting www.findlay.edu/events or call the Wolfe Center for Alumni, Parents and Friends at 419-434-4516.
The event will include three sessions:
- “The Entrepreneurial Journey,” presented by Terry Terhark, founder and CEO of randrr. A successful entrepreneur of three companies, Terhark will share his journey and key strategic daily habits that lead to meaningful organizations. Participants will learn how he leverages his wealth of industry expertise and strategic vision to build successful businesses that provide opportunity for all.
- “The Secret of Imagination,” presented by Daniel Chudzinski, Mazza Museum curator. Character design for a critically acclaimed film, marble carving and zoo taxidermy are all part of this eclectic artist’s diverse background. He will share how his unusual adventures have fine-tuned his creative process in this TED talk-style presentation and how some of his thoughts can be incorporated into daily living.
- “Opioids – Roots of the Epidemic and Grassroots Efforts to Combat It,” presented by College of Pharmacy Dean Debra Parker and fifth-year pharmacy student Emily Pfahler. According to the Ohio Department of Health, opioid-related deaths skyrocketed from 296 in 2003 to 2,590 in 2015 – a 775 percent jump over a 13-year period. Parker and Pfahler will share how UF’s College of Pharmacy is researching the epidemic’s roots (based on the book “Dreamland”), and will offer statistics being used to combat the epidemic locally.
The day will also feature lunch, a University update by President Katherine Fell, Ph.D., and a welcome address by Marcia Latta, Ed.D., vice president for University Advancement.
Prior to these daylong activities, participants also have the option of attending a Tampa alumni and friend’s reception at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo on Sunday, Feb. 11. Included will be lunch and a tour with alumna Sue Young ’07, an animal care specialist. The cost will be $30 for adults, $20 for children ages 3-11, and $15 for zoo members.
A reception also will be held Tuesday, Feb. 13 in Bradenton, Florida at the IMG Academy Golf Club.