The St. Petersburg College Foundation is pleased to present its inaugural speakers series event. Proceeds from the event will support the Foundation’s Scholarship Initiative. With more than 60% of the College’s annual enrollment of 45,000 relying on tuition assistance, scholarships play a critical role in the success of our diverse student population and help ensure that graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to sustain the economic vitality of our community.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than 30 years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh.
For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Reagan in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators. In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education.
Wozniak has made significant investments of both his time and resources in education, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Wozniak is Chief Scientist at Primary Data and authored the New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult icon. In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeek Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
Join us for a lively, interactive discussion with one of the most important innovators of our time. Steve Wozniak, or “Woz”, takes a customized approach to each appearance to ensure a topical focus that is unique and conversational.
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Second Annual Distinguished Speaker Event featuring David Brooks
The St. Petersburg College Foundation is pleased to present its Second Annual Distinguished Speaker event featuring the widely acclaimed political and social analyst, columnist and best-selling author David Brooks. Proceeds from the event support student scholarships. With more than 60% of the College’s annual enrollment of 45,000 relying on tuition assistance, scholarships play a critical role in student success and help ensure that our graduates are equipped with the skills that will help advance the economic vitality of our community.
A keen observer of the American way of life and a savvy analyst of present-day politics and foreign affairs, David Brooks has a gift for bringing audiences face-to-face with the spirit of our times with humor, insight and quiet passion.
Mr. Brooks holds several prestigious positions including bi-weekly Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and analyst on the PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered. Additionally, he has appeared regularly on NBC’s Meet the Press during this presidential campaign cycle. His newest book, The Road to Character “explains why selflessness leads to greater success.” He tells the story of ten great lives that illustrate how character is developed. In a society that emphasizes success and external achievement, The Road to Character is a book about inner worth.
In The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement, Brooks discusses the importance of neuroscience and sociology in understanding America's politics, culture, and future. His other books, Bobos in Paradise and On Paradise Drive are in a style he calls "comic sociology" - descriptions of how we live and "the water we swim in" that are as witty and entertaining as they are revealing and insightful. Bobos in Paradise was also a New York Times bestseller.
Mr. Brooks is currently teaching at Yale University. He holds honorary degrees from Williams College, New York University, Brandeis University, Occidental College, among others. In 2010, Brooks became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
David Brooks worked at The Wall Street Journal for nine years in a range of positions, including op-ed editor. He has worked at The Weekly Standard, joining the magazine at its inception and serving as senior editor. He has also been a contributing editor at Newsweek and the Atlantic Monthly.
Distinguished Speaker Series
St. Petersburg College
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
253 5th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Tele: +1 (727) 341-3302
"An Evening with David Brooks"