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Hansen Speakers Series

Imagine eating dinner with the grandson of Gandhi. Or listening to Art Alexakis of Everclear strum his guitar in your classroom. Doane students did. The Hansen Speakers Series brings in leaders who hail from around the world. Why bring them to Doane? Because meeting people who embody leadership is powerful. Because hearing their stories can plant a seed.

 

In recent years, students met and mingled with leaders like:

 

Blake

Blake Mycoskie,
humanitarian,
entrepreneur,
founder of
TOMS Shoes

 

 

 

Paul

Paul Rusesabagina,
activist, author
and the inspiration
for the film
‘Hotel Rwanda’

 

 

 

Steven

Steven Squyres,
the scientific principal
investigator for the
Mars Exploration
Rover Missions

 

 

 

Ed

Ed Viesturs, the first
American to climb all
14 of the world's
highest mountains
without supplemental
oxygen

 

 

Sheryl

Sheryl Swoopes,
WNBA player
extraordinaire
and Olympian