2011 LET'S TALK!™ Topics

“Wisdom Begins in Wonder” - Socrates


Engaging                        Interactive                           Personal


Each year renowned guests are invited to attend LET'S TALK!™

to speak about a topic that they are an expert on.

Topics vary from year to year but all are unique and creative.


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 2011 LET'S TALK!™ Conversation Leaders and Topics

Topic Discussion Leader Description

Livin' on Love and Laugter

Doc Blakely, BS ‘60


Big Shot Rob

Robert Horry

Retired NBA Forward

Winning Hearts & Minds in Afghanistan As U.S. Troops Transition Home

Dr. Steve Young

SHSU Faculty & Retired CIA Operations Officer

Financial Fraud and Senior Adults

Dr. Robert “Bob” Roush, BS ‘64 & ME ‘66

Director, Texas Consortium Geriatric Education Center

Republican Take Over in Congress

Stephen Munisteri

Chairman, Republican Party of Texas

Pilates: Core Strength for Mind, Soul, and Body

Betty & Dana Nicolay


Betty - Certified Pilates Instructor & SHSU Faculty, and Dana - SHSU Interim Dean for Fine Arts & Mass Communications

Someone To Watch Over Me

Terri Jaggers, MA `10

Advocate for Foster Children; 2008 Mrs. U.S. America; & SHSU Faculty

Help Wanted: Educated Workforce

Dr. Larry Faulkner

President, Houston Endowment, Inc.

Ready For Catastrophe: Hospitals Crisis Response

Dr. Dan Stultz

President & CEO, Texas Hospital Association

Cupcake Crazy

Nicole Mora

Owner of Frosted Betty Bake Shop

Sam Houston's Texas Legacy

Denton Florian

Executive Producer & Director, The Sam Houston Movie

The Lasting Art of Quilts

Karey Bresenhan, BS ‘62

President & CEO, Quilts, Inc.

Making America Beautiful - Farouk Systems & CHI Hair Sensations

Farouk Shami

Founder & Chairman, Farouk Systems, Inc.

HEB: Uniquely Texan

Scott McClelland

HEB Houston Division President

American Obesity: Who's the Biggest Loser of All?

Dr. John de Castro

Dean of  the College of Humanities & Social Sciences at SHSU

Surviving Eleven Days in Hell - The Carrasco Prison Siege of 1974

*Anthony “Jack” Branch

* Wesley Warner, *BS ‘74

* Wayne Scott, BBA `73

Jack - Carrasco Siege Hostage and Retired Windham School System

Wesley - Former Walls Unit Assistant Warden and Retired McConnell Unit Warden

Waynee - Former Walls Unit Lieutenant, and Retired TDCJ Executive Director

Chimpanzees of Gombe

Dr. Maria Botero

Researcher & SHSU Faculty

Texas Wine and Romance

Damian Mandola, BA `77

Entrepreneur, Restaurateur

Higher Education in the Current Legislative Session

Dr. Brian McCall

The Texas State University System Chancellor and Retired Texas State Representative

Cyber Crime - To Catch a Predator

Corporal Jeff Lee, BA `97

Gary Spurger, LEMIT `08

Harris County High Tech and Cyber Crimes Unit

War on Terror

LTC David Yebra

SHSU Faculty

Keels and Wheels

Robert “Bob” Fuller, BBA `63

Founder & Chairman of Keels and Wheels

Inside the Oil Spill

George Yax , BBA `66, MBA `67

Jack Douglas, BS `90, MA `94

American Pollution Control    

Consultant, BP Oil Spill Command Center

Outsmarting Smugglers

Nancy Kratzer, BS `79

Retired U.S. Department of Homeland Security




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