Dr. Daryl Hippensteel, assistant professor of Criminal Justice, was invited to deliver the keynote address at the Veterans Day commemoration held at Houston Christian High School, Houston, Texas. The invitation came through the George and Barbara Bush Center for Leaders and Scholars, directed by Col. Tom Wilson.
Through the Bush Center and Col. Wilson, Delgado Community College and Houston Christian High School are developing a sister-school relationship, Hippensteel said. He conducted leadership classes at the high school in April 2015.
“There is really no way to express the deep and meaningful two days of my visit,” he said. “I was able to meet with students, faculty members, administrators, a ton of veterans, parents, grandparents and families of the students.”
While at the Houston school, Hippensteel finalized two Teagle Foundation grant visitors at Delgado for Spring 2016: Col. Wilson, and Andrew Lazo, a scholar of the author C. S. Lewis.
“I hope by their spring visits and what I was able to take from my visit to give here at Delgado, that we may better enrich our students--and through the work of Lynn Robertson and the Teagle Foundation, other college students and communities,” Hippensteel said.
Robertson, professor of Television Production, is lead coordinator of the Teagle Foundation grant in the Division of Arts and Humanities. The grant is designed to improve learning experiences for undergraduates through community involvement.
A November 17 talk at the Delgado West Bank Campus by Dr. Craig Rinker and the Spring talks by Wilson and Lazo are part of the grant activity, bringing to Delgado experts in the field of community involvement, leadership and the underpinnings of personal, social and corporate justice.