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Realizing your Potential: Setting the path for your future

featuring Dr. Calvin Mackie

Date: Monday, March 11, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM
Building: Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) in Room 212
Location: uptown campus
Other Information: Qatar Ballroom

Please join us for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Calvin Mackie Monday, March 11, 2013 6:00- 7:30 pm Qatar Ballroom, Lavin Bernick Center Dr. Calvin Mackie is an award winning mentor, a former engineering professor, an internationally renowned speaker, and a successful entrepreneur. His message as a mentor, speaker, and entrepreneur continues to transcend race, gender, ethnicity, religion, and time. After starting college in remedial reading because of weak SAT scores, Calvin Mackie earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Mathematics from Morehouse College in 1990, a M.S. in 1992 and the Ph.D. in 1996 in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He served on the Tulane University faculty from 1996-2007, where he received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2002. A professional speaker, in 1992 he founded the Channel ZerO Group LLC (CZG), an educational and motivational consulting company. Through his national and international travels and online mentoring presence, Mackie reaches millions of youths and professionals annually. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi National Honor Societies, his passion for scholarship is well established. His leadership qualities and social justice advocacy are well documented. In 2005, former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco appointed him to the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), the guiding agency to lead the state's rebuilding efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Possessing instant social, political, cultural, and technical credibility, Mackie was featured prominently in Spike Lee’s HBO Katrina documentary, When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Parts (HBO 2006) and its successor If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise (HBO 2010, and has appeared on numerous national and local news shows including the PBS News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the Tom Joyner Show. In 2004, President Bush awarded him the 2003 Presidential Award for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring in a White House Ceremony. Most recently, Dr. Mackie was awarded the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate of Morehouse College, A Candle in the Dark’s “Benny” Award for his many academic, professional, and entrepreneurial achievements, as well as receiving the United Negro College Fund’s prestigious Legacy Award for his accomplishments in Leadership, Education, and Mentoring by encouraging students and/or colleagues to realize their potential, and help others to achieve their best. He is the author of the books: best-selling “A View from the Roof: Lessons for Life and Business” and “Grandma’s Hands: Cherished Moments of Faith and Wisdom”, which recently received a silver medal in the prestigious Living Now Book Awards.  Dr. Mackie is a devoted husband to his wife, Tracy, and father to his two sons, Myles Ahmad and Mason Amir. A reception will immediately follow the presentation. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Tulane Black Student Union. (tBSU). For more information, please call 504-865-5181                                                  

Sponsored by: Multicultural Affairs OfficeBlack Student Union (TBSU)

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

Tickets: Not required

For more information contact Desirée Anderson via email to or by phone at 504-865-5181

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