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Please download the following release forms and bring them with you to give to the registration desk on July 13.

Meet Our Speakers

Anthony Alvarado is an entrepreneur and the President and co-founder of Rise Together, a grassroots organization that is empowering thousands of youth to stand up and speak out on the issues they care about.

 

Often seen as a disruptor, Anthony is one of the most sought-after speakers today. Since fall of 2013, he has traveled over 200,000 miles, taken the stage more than 400 times, and spoken to 130,000+ people in a variety of settings. He started out with one goal: to help save lives.

 

By 33, Anthony has already been identified by FORBES as a movement builder and featured for his work to inspire hope. His work is also featured in Huff Post, USA Today, NPR, PBS, NBC, ABC, CW14, FOX, and more.

 

Whether he is on stage, in a classroom, on his podcast, or online, he looks to start one of the largest cultural movements within his time; driving millions to find their meaning & purpose. For more info visit: www.AnthonyAlvarado.com

Joseph Anthony Reyna (born April 20, 1993), better known by his stage name JoeCat, is an American songwriter - vocalist / arranger from Harlingen, Texas. With 25k Shazams and Followers, his music has appeared on various MTV shows, the NBA, and Tony Hawk’s “The Ride Channel.

 

He won Best Original Song at the CC7D Film Festival and The Battle of Corpus Christ hosted by Z95.1, was a top artist on TaxiMusic.com, and has been featured in Hip Hop Weekly Magazine. He is currently a full time DJ in Corpus Christi, TX recording out of Toshi Studios. 

A few of the notable people he has and is working iwth include Zak DownTown, Rockie Fresh, Mark Battles, Trill Sammy, and Kinderr.

Judge Bill Coleman is the County Judge for Hale County. Judge Coleman has previously served as a protective service worker in Littlefield, Chief of adult probation for the 154th judicial district, and Director of the 286th, 64th, and 242nd judicial districts CSCD. 

Judge Coleman graduated with Honors from Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology. He is also the proud father of two children and grandfather to two grandchildren.

Meet Our Clinic Facilitators

Marti Runnels is currently the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Director of Theatre at  Wayland Baptist University.  He has directed, produced and performed in over 100 productions for stage, television and film.  He has performed throughout the United States and has also performed internationally, including the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival in Scotland.

 

This summer he will direct The 39 Steps which marks his 11th production at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso, New Mexico, which is part of the Sacramento Mountain Theatre Collaborative which began in 2006.

 

As an actor, some of his favorite leading roles have been in the productions of Freud’s Last Session, Man of La Mancha, Shadowlands, Molly Sweeney and Carousel. As a writer, Runnels has also adapted classic plays, written several variety shows, monologues, and short plays, and three years ago wrote and produced an original musical, Musical Mayhem! 

 

Runnels is also a member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association and has served as a critic judge and clinician for over 100 One Act Play events across the state over the past 30 years.  He has a BA in Religion, an MA in Communication and his Ph.D. in theatre is from Texas Tech University. 

Dr. Maria O’Connell is an Assistant Professor of English in the School of Languages and Literature, and she has taught American and World Literature on various levels, undergraduate to graduate. She has also taught beginning Spanish. She graduated from Wayland with a BA in English in 2006. She earned an MA in English, with a minor in Spanish, at Texas Tech University, and then her PhD in English at Tech in December, 2012.

She also has eighteen graduate hours in Spanish from Texas Tech. Her emphasis at Tech was in Literature, Social Justice, and Environment and her research interests are interdisciplinary, including thing theory, systems theory, gender and

environmental studies, translation, and social constructions of persons.

When not teaching, Dr. O’Connell enjoys reading, gardening,  walking, crocheting, and spending time with her husband, Pat, and with whomever of their now-grown children is around.

Meet Our Clinic Facilitators

Marti Runnels is currently the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Director of Theatre at  Wayland Baptist University.  He has directed, produced and performed in over 100 productions for stage, television and film.  He has performed throughout the United States and has also performed internationally, including the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival in Scotland.

 

This summer he will direct The 39 Steps which marks his 11th production at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso, New Mexico, which is part of the Sacramento Mountain Theatre Collaborative which began in 2006.

 

As an actor, some of his favorite leading roles have been in the productions of Freud’s Last Session, Man of La Mancha, Shadowlands, Molly Sweeney and Carousel. As a writer, Runnels has also adapted classic plays, written several variety shows, monologues, and short plays, and three years ago wrote and produced an original musical, Musical Mayhem! 

 

Runnels is also a member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association and has served as a critic judge and clinician for over 100 One Act Play events across the state over the past 30 years.  He has a BA in Religion, an MA in Communication and his Ph.D. in theatre is from Texas Tech University. 

Dr. Maria O’Connell is an Assistant Professor of English in the School of Languages and Literature, and she has taught American and World Literature on various levels, undergraduate to graduate. She has also taught beginning Spanish. She graduated from Wayland with a BA in English in 2006. She earned an MA in English, with a minor in Spanish, at Texas Tech University, and then her PhD in English at Tech in December, 2012.

She also has eighteen graduate hours in Spanish from Texas Tech. Her emphasis at Tech was in Literature, Social Justice, and Environment and her research interests are interdisciplinary, including thing theory, systems theory, gender and

environmental studies, translation, and social constructions of persons.

When not teaching, Dr. O’Connell enjoys reading, gardening,  walking, crocheting, and spending time with her husband, Pat, and with whomever of their now-grown children is around.

Meet Our Clinic Facilitators

Marti Runnels is currently the Dean of the School of Fine Arts and Director of Theatre at  Wayland Baptist University.  He has directed, produced and performed in over 100 productions for stage, television and film.  He has performed throughout the United States and has also performed internationally, including the Edinburgh International Theatre Festival in Scotland.

 

This summer he will direct The 39 Steps which marks his 11th production at the Spencer Theater in Ruidoso, New Mexico, which is part of the Sacramento Mountain Theatre Collaborative which began in 2006.

 

As an actor, some of his favorite leading roles have been in the productions of Freud’s Last Session, Man of La Mancha, Shadowlands, Molly Sweeney and Carousel. As a writer, Runnels has also adapted classic plays, written several variety shows, monologues, and short plays, and three years ago wrote and produced an original musical, Musical Mayhem! 

 

Runnels is also a member of the Texas Educational Theatre Association and has served as a critic judge and clinician for over 100 One Act Play events across the state over the past 30 years.  He has a BA in Religion, an MA in Communication and his Ph.D. in theatre is from Texas Tech University. 

Dr. Maria O’Connell is an Assistant Professor of English in the School of Languages and Literature, and she has taught American and World Literature on various levels, undergraduate to graduate. She has also taught beginning Spanish. She graduated from Wayland with a BA in English in 2006. She earned an MA in English, with a minor in Spanish, at Texas Tech University, and then her PhD in English at Tech in December, 2012.

She also has eighteen graduate hours in Spanish from Texas Tech. Her emphasis at Tech was in Literature, Social Justice, and Environment and her research interests are interdisciplinary, including thing theory, systems theory, gender and

environmental studies, translation, and social constructions of persons.

When not teaching, Dr. O’Connell enjoys reading, gardening,  walking, crocheting, and spending time with her husband, Pat, and with whomever of their now-grown children is around.

Dr. Steven Weber is in his second year as Director of Choirs and Professor of Choral Music Education at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. Previously, he taught at Amarillo College serving as department chair during his last three years of his 24-year tenure. He conducted the Amarillo College Concert Choir, Amarillo Master Chorale, and founded the award-winning AC Vocal Jazz Ensemble. At Wayland, he directs the International Choir, teaches choral music education courses, and supervises clinical teachers in the public schools.

 

Prior to his teaching career, Dr. Weber toured professionally as a bass singer with the Norman Luboff Choir and the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants, having performed in every US state as well as China, Guam, and the Philippines. He holds a DMA degree in Choral Music and MM in Vocal Performance/Pedagogy from Arizona State University, an MM degree in Choral Conducting from The Catholic University of America, and a BS in Music Education from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania. He and his wife Cathy reside in Amarillo and have three daughters.

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