This is why I am at the TEDxSummit in Banff–to expand our TEDxUWLaCrosse presence on campus that was started a few years ago by the infamous McNair Scholar Coordinator Jess Thill. It’s been a thrilling experience to be part of the root organizational team.

I’d like to take this moment to express my gratitude to the generous funding that allowed me to attend TEDxSummit: the Carol Dobrunz Endowment travel grant via the UWL Foundation; the UWL Foundation Small Grant; and the generous additional funding from our very own Interim Provost, Betsy Morgan (did you know she kickstarted and participates in the Korean percussion ensemble?). A special thanks to my supportive teammates Jess Thill and Marc Manke, the administrative support of Murphy Library Director Catherine Lavallée-Welch, and the infinite help of administrative guru Ingrid Iverson.

We’ve come a long way since that first meeting in Main Graff Hall. Check us out here.

And on our FaceBook, of course.

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