HACKETTSTOWN, N.J., Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Stedman Graham will serve as the Centenary College Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lecturer when he will address the public on "The Importance of Identity" at 7 p.m. on February 8, 2016 at the Sitnik Theater in the David and Carol Lackland Center located at 715 Grand Avenue in Hackettstown. There will be a reception for guests outside of the Sitnik Theater at 6:30 p.m.
Graham is chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm that specializes in the corporate and educational markets. He is delivering his leadership message nationally and internationally to corporations, professional associations, government and civic organizations, colleges and universities and community groups. His message is driven by the Nine-Step Success Process® which supports Identity Leadership development.
Commitment to education and lifelong learning is central to Graham's philosophy. At the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, he taught a management strategy course entitled "The Dynamics of Leadership." He is the former adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago where he taught a leadership course based on his Nine Step Success Process®. Actively involved in education, Graham is currently a distinguished visiting professor for universities and colleges around the country.
A native of Whitesboro, New Jersey, Stedman has shown a lifelong commitment to youth and community. In 1985, Graham founded AAD Education, Health and Sports, a nonprofit organization of athletes and other civic leaders committed to developing leadership in underserved youths. He is the founder of the Concerned Citizens of Whitesboro and Concerned Citizens of Lake Waccamaw, NC. He serves on several boards including Junior Achievement and the Sonima Foundation. Stedman is actively involved in leadership and program development efforts in South Africa.
He served in the United States Army and played basketball professionally in the European League. Graham holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Hardin-Simmons University, a Master's degree in Education from Ball State University and an Honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Coker College.
"I am so pleased that Stedman Graham is able to serve as our Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lectureship," says Dr. James Patterson, Chief Academic Officer and Provost at Centenary. "His accomplishments are astounding and I am so pleased that members from the Centenary community and beyond will learn from him."
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THE GATES-FERRY DISTINGUISHED VISITING LECTURESHIP
The Gates-Ferry Distinguished Visiting Lectureship at Centenary College recognizes the dedication to the College of Joseph R. Ferry, Trustee from 1948 to 1976 and treasurer of the Board of Trustees for 20 years. It was established to set high standards and goals for students and faculty alike, and to enrich the quality of life on the Centenary campus.
Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College's academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation.
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