Maya Angelou at York College

Upcoming Events

Walk away feeling inspired and empowered.

Step away from your daily routine and make time to connect with experts at one of our memorable events. Hear real stories from remarkable individuals. Be energized and educated as extraordinary speakers share their secrets to academic and professional greatness.

Each year, the CPE brings industry leaders and experts to campus for a lecture, as well as an array of interactions with students, faculty and the community at-large. The goal of these events is to enhance students’ appreciation for the critical role that personal leadership and professionalism play in a meaningful career.

Mia Hamm
Mia Hamm visited York College as part of the Vizzi Family Lectureship Series.
Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, World-Renowned Autism Speaker and Author

Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed March 9, 2017- TICKETS REQUIRED

Dr. Temple Grandin is arguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism. She is a Professor of Animal science and designer of humane livestock facilities. Dr. Grandin is a strong advocate for early intervention and neurodiversity. She is the subject of many national publications and an Emmy-winning docudrama. She has lectured about autism around the world and on television, and is the author of five best-selling books. She argues that raising and educating children on the autism spectrum must focus on their long-overlooked strengths to foster their unique contributions and tap into their hidden abilities. Sponsored by Disability Support Services and the Center for Professional Excellence.
  • "Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed" - Dr. Temple Grandin
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m. in the Waldner Performing Arts Center
  • Open to YCP students, faculty and staff, and the general public
  • Tickets required and will be available February 2017. Limit one ticket per person.