Military Historian to Deliver ‘From Battlefield to Boardroom’ Talk at Special Breakfast Event

Oct 8th, 2015Press Release from Penn State Lehigh Valley

WHAT: Penn State Lehigh Valley will welcome the University’s 2015-16 laureate, Carol Reardon, Ph.D., the George Winfree Professor of American History, as part of her statewide tour from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 at the Hotel Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for a special breakfast event.

Reardon’s teaching and research focus on American military history ­­­­—­­ especially the Civil War and Vietnam eras. She will deliver a keynote on Oct. 30 titled “From Battlefield to Boardroom: Gettysburg’s Lessons for Leaders in the Twenty-first Century” for local business owners, professionals and community members from the Lehigh Valley. Reardon will draw heavily on military history as it relates to modern-day teambuilding, decision making, risk assessment, logistics, personnel planning and development, ethics and organizational culture.

The Penn State laureate is an honorary position held by a full-time faculty member in the humanities or arts. The laureate is assigned half-time for one academic year to bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences.

For more information about Carol Reardon, her work and publications, visit the Penn State laureate website.

WHO: -Carol Reardon, Ph.D., the George Winfree Professor of American History and Penn State laureate;

-Tina Q. Richardson, Ph.D., Chancellor of Penn State Lehigh Valley;

-Penn State Lehigh Valley faculty and staff;

-Local business owners, professionals and community members.


WHERE: Main Ballroom at Hotel Bethlehem

437 Main Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

WHEN: 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2015

REGISTER: The cost for the breakfast and presentation is $25 per person. Register online today. For additional information or questions about the event, Diane McAloon at ude.uspnull@noolacmd or 610-285-5066.


About Penn State Lehigh Valley

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