April Program

April Program

The first SCI Project was held Saturday, April 23, 2016. Below is a list of Speakers, Moderators, and Exhibitors. Program agenda is included.


Dr. Jeanine M. Staples, Associate Professor of Literacy and Language & African American Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the founder of the Supreme Lover Project: Heal the Terrors in Your Soul and Launch a Revolution in Your Life.  Her book The Revelations of Asher: Towards Supreme Love in Self. As a precedent to the book, she introduced the concept of “figurative deaths” in her acclaimed 2014 TEDx talk, How to Die Peacefully.

Dr. Amy L. Freeman, Assistant Dean/Assistant Professor Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of the book, Stress Less: 10 Balancing Insights on Work and Life, a companion to the DVD presentation, Finding Your Balance: Truths and Myths about Having it All


Donna-Marie Cole-Malott is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The Pennsylvania State University.

Dr. Drey Kharem is an education consultant and life coach with Noble Strength Christian Coaching and Consulting. She is the author of I like Myself: Lucylu & Gigi (book1)



Saturday, April 23, 2016
The University Club  331 West College Avenue
State College, PA

8:00am – 9:00am Registration
8:00am – 8:55am Continental Breakfast
Marketplace, Vendors, Meet & Greet
8:55am – 9:00am Welcome and Overview
Dr. Dee Frisque
Executive Director,
Armstead Development Center
9:00am – 10:00am Armchair Talk I: Literacies of Wholeness

Dr. Jeanine M. Staples
Associate Professor of Literacy and Language & African American Studies
The Pennsylvania State University

Donna-Marie Cole-Malott (Moderator)
Ph.D. Candidate, Language, Culture & Society
The Pennsylvania State University

10:00am – 10:30am

Marketplace, Vendors, Book Signings

10:30am – 11:30am

Armchair Talk II: Owning Your Power
Dr. Amy L. Freeman
Assistant Dean/Assistant
Professor Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Drey Kharem (Moderator)
Life Coach for Noble Strength Christian
Coaching & Consulting

11:30am – Noon

Marketplace, Vendors, Book Signings


BETUMI The African Culinary Network
Website:  http://www.betumi.com
Dr. Fran Osseo-Asare

Blue Sweets Bakery
Website:  http://bluesweets.wix.com/bluesweets
Gretchen White & AyannaVega Malik

Center for Amazon Community Ecology
Website:  www.amazonecology.org
Dr. Campbell Plowden

Hope Made Real
Website:  http://www.hopemadereal.org/
Carol Falke

Mount Nittany Health
Website:  http://www.mountnittany.org/
Dianne Barben

Thee Lasting Look, Inc.
Website:  www.theelastinglookinc.com
Darchelle Ross


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