Dinner with Senator West

Dinner with Senator Royce West @ Tillman's Roadhouse

Last night the Alumni Association came together for a dinner with Senator Royce West as we recapped an exciting 2013. Senator West was enthusiastic about the prospects for 2014 and wants even more alumni to join the ranks and begin contributing in any way they. Dinner was held at Dallas’ Tillman’s Roadhouse located in the heart Bishop Arts District. There are countless opportunities for the alums to assist the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program. This year should be a year to double-down on the…

Resources at the Speed of Your Programming

Alumni Portrait from 2011 Leadership Program Orientation

As you all begin to step into more and more important leadership roles – I wanted to offer this quick little tidbit. I’ve picked up a few things in my years of running organizations and from time to time I might have brain dumps and want to fill your spam boxes with what I think you could use. …just bare with me… Resourcing at the speed of your programming is a concept I’ve recently learning will allow your programs to move swiftly and smoothly. Having…

2013 Intern IceBreaker Tonight!

2013 Intern Icebreaker @ Heroes Basketball Center

The first official event of the Class of 2013, the IceBREAKER, is scheduled for tomorrow and I hope that you will add it to your schedule and come out for fun, food and fellowship with the Class of 2013. 6:00 PM @ The Mark Cuban Hero’s Center 1800 Bonnie View RD Dallas, Texas 75216

We Did It!

We Did It!

Our Inaugural Opportunity Scholarship Golf Tournament is now in the history books! We are already looking forward to planning for the 2014. Take a moment to check out how much fun we had meeting sponsors, vendors and fellow alumni. We are even more excited about giving out the first Opportunity Scholarship. Who will receive it? Find out in August at the students’ Summer Luncheon. See you there! CHECK OUT THE PHOTO GALLERY » VIDEO: EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEAK »

Hilari Younger to Compete in the Inaugural Opportunity Scholarship Golf Tournament

Hilari Styles ~ Hilari Younger

We are proud to announce that HGTV Design Star & Design Star All Star Hilari Younger will join us to compete in our inaugural Opportunity Scholarship Golf Tournament Monday, May 13th at Stevens Park Golf Course in Dallas. Hilari has mentioned that she’s both excited & grateful about being involved. We’re even more excited & grateful about seeing a former Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program participant rise to the levels of success as she has. Hilari Younger HGTV Design Star and Design Star All…

WFAA’s Shon Gables to Play in this Year’s Inaugural Golf Tournament

Shon Gables ~ WFAA Anchor/Reporter

It is our pleasure to have WFAA’s Shon Gables participation in this year’s Opportunity Scholarship Golf Tournament. WFAA has been a part of a number of our Alums’ lives in some way for almost 10 years now. Having Mrs. Gables involvement with such an important event carries the relationship that much further. We are grateful to have her on board. Shon Gables WFAA Anchor/Reporter Emmy nominated anchor/reporter Shon Gables, joined WFAA in January 2010 as weekend morning anchor and reporter, three days during the week….

Let’s Welcome 7 New Sponsors/Supporters!

Let's Welcome 7 New Sponsors/Supporters!

Press Release Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Alumni Association Welcomes Latest DFW Sponsorships/Supporters for Inaugural Scholarship Golf Tournament April 2013 (Irving, TX) – The inaugural Opportunity Scholarship Golf Tournament is gaining momentum from DFW sponsors and supports. Brands like Golfsmith and the Dallas Mavericks have decided to join us in raising funds for the Opportunity Scholarship. We are equally excited about Diamond Real Estate, Butterscotch Memoirs, TEKsystems, Tim Jackson and New Outlook Counseling & Wellness Center reaching out to us to show their support. We are…

Best Golf Swing Contest on Twitter

Best Golf Swing Contest

The Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Alumni Association has announced a #ejcgolf contest for the 2013 Opportunity Scholarship Golf Tournament. The person submitting the best golf swing photo with the #ejcgolf hashtag will receive 1 free round of golf at our tournament in May. The winner will have a chance to compete against some of DFW’s business leaders, golf enthusiasts & more. If you’re a new or avid golfer you could win a free round of golf at our tournament if you have the best form, the…

Winning the Best Sponsors For Your Charity Golf Tournament

Golfer Waiting to Tee off

We all hope the biggest victories in our charity golf tournaments go to the causes we’re fighting for. Raising significant amounts of funds to stave off education challenges and provide opportunities is definitely the reason you organize so diligently for your event’s success. Reaching out to sponsors is often the difference between achieving your program goals and those challenges getting the better of our society. Sponsors are important to your organization. With that said, providing as many opportunities for their success should be just as important…

Why I Am Moving Forward

Byron Busby ~ BP MS 150 ~ STOP MS IN ITS TRACKS

Alum Byron Busby is taking social responsibility to the next level or should we say taking it the distance. For the second year in a row, he has participated in the painstaking 2-month training process in order to cycle from Houston, Texas to Austin, Texas. This year’s 2-day race takes place April 20-21, 2013. Each year many of you have helped me raise funds for various organizations and this year is unique, special, and self-challenging. I will be bicycling again from Houston to Austin (150…

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