Diversity Catalog

Henry Pankey

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Nationally Acclaimed Education Consultant; Author, Standing in the Shadow of Greatness

Henry Pankey is one of the most effective and respected educators in the country. Henry is a highly acclaimed Hall of Fame member and a highly respected school improvement expert, published author, motivational speaker, and turn around school specialist. Pankey’s presentation style has been described as energetic, witty, dramatic, and passionately serious about issues impacting American society and our schools. Pankey is the author of Standing In The Shadows Of Greatness which is credited with revitalizing some of the nation's most difficult schools and is currently editing his new book entitled How To Turn Around Low Performing Schools. The former New York City principal is the recipient of over 200 awards for his work as a principal, educator and turn around school specialist. Pankey’s awards include Principal Of The Year, Administrator Of The Year, induction into the National Alliance Of Black School Educators' Hall Of Fame, and Safe School Awards.

Christopher Martin

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Founder of Hp4 Digital Works & Solutions, "Play" from "Kid 'n Play", Musician, Actor

Nationally known to many Hip Hop movie and music fans as "Play" from the rap and acting duo "Kid 'n Play" starring in the box office, New Line Cinema hits "House Party" and the sequels "House Party 2 and 3". Now fueled with a new drive, purpose and hope, Christopher Martin is founder and visionary of Hp4 Digital Works & Solutions. Using a 25 year plus experience in the entertainment business, Hp4 Digital Works and Solutions provides a service that helps today's visionary accomplish their quest.Christopher serves as Artist in Residence at North Carolina Central University for their credited Hip Hop in Context 101 classes and works in the Hip Hop Initiative department at NCCU in the video and television production. Christopher is also Producer in Resident at Healthy start Academy in Durham, N.C. working with 6 and 8th grade students helping them use positive Hip Hop media as a tool for a successful education.

Wally Amos

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Founder, Famous Amos Cookies; "Father of the Gourmet Cookie Industry"

Today, Wally Amos is an icon and his name is a household word. In every job, Wally always started at the bottom and worked his way to the top. He worked at the William Morris Talent Agency where he represented Simon & Garfunkle and The Supremes. After years in the entertainment industry, he decided to begin selling what was then a weekend hobby—baking chocolate chip cookies. As they say, "the rest is history." He is the author of several books, including his autobiography, The Famous Amos Story: The Face That Launched a Thousand Chips. Wally has been National Spokesman for Literacy Volunteers of America and he is a Board Member of the National Center for Family Literacy and Communities in Schools. On the lecture circuit, he addresses audiences at corporations, industry associations and universities with his inspiring "do it" positive attitude.

Julian Phillips

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Emmy Award winning News Anchor, Host, Motivational Speaker, Media Consultant and Celebrity Chef

Emmy Award winning News Anchor, Host, Motivational Speaker, Media Consultant and Celebrity Chef, Julian Phillips received 3 Emmys and 9 nominations for hard news, production, feature reporting and documentaries, and a Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in journalism. He is Author of Discovering Your Hidden Power Unleashing The Power of Words, Julian Phillips has captivated audiences across the country helping people to discover their hidden power to success. Julian Phillips most recently served as co-host of “Weekend Fox and Friends”, the #1 cable morning news show in America from 2002 to 2006. Prior to his stint on “Fox and Friends” he served as an anchor and general assignment reporter for the 24 hour cable news network with Fox News Live. In addition, Julian anchored Fox News Radio updates and covered breaking news for the radio network. Julian’s past and present Board affiliations include: Purdue University's College of Liberal Arts Advisory Board; Purdue University Discovery Park External Advisory Board, and the New York Council on Adoptable Children.

Temple Grandin

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World-Renowned Autism Activist, Best-Selling Author, Animal Welfare and Behavior Expert

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is one of the most accomplished and well-known adults with autism in the world. Her life, was brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences September 2016, featured on NPR, and she has a 2010 TED Lecture titled "The World Needs ALL Kinds of Minds." She has also been featured on the BBC special “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”, ABC's “Primetime Live”, “The Today Show” and more. Grandin developed her talents into a successful career as a livestock-handling equipment designer, one of very few in the world. She also speaks on both autism and cattle handling. Dr. Grandin's current bestselling book on autism is The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger's. She also authored Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships; Animals Make Us Human; Animals in Translation; Thinking in Pictures; and Emergence: Labeled Autistic. Grandin is considered a philosophical leader of both the animal welfare and autism advocacy movements.

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