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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 leadership secrets.

Each year, the LDC 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.
Piper Kerman

An Evening with Piper Kerman, Author of Orange is the New Black. September 26, 2017

Piper Kerman’s best-selling memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison chronicles what the author calls her “crucible experience”—the 13 months she spent in the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. A brief dalliance with drug trafficking while she was in her early twenties sent Kerman to prison ten years later on money laundering charges. In her compelling, moving and often hilarious book, she explores the experience of incarceration and the intersection of her life with the lives of the women she met while in prison. Kerman’s expert storytelling depicts life in a women’s prison with great detail and with genuine empathy and respect for her fellow prisoners.
  • Piper Kerman is the 2017 Vizzi Family Lectureship in Leadership Excellence speaker
  • Tuesday, September, 26, 7:00 p.m. in the Waldner Performing Arts Center
  • Open to YCP students, faculty and staff, and the general public
  • Tickets required. Ticket information will be available summer 2017.
  • For more information, e-mail
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