2010 Speakers

 Thursday, April 22nd


Time Speaker Topic Division Location
9:35am-10:50am William Squires Transforming Life through Kinesiology:
Every Town Needs a Trail
Kinesiology Read 274
11:10am-12:25pm Jeff Brizzolara Workplace Health 2010:
A Brave New World of Health
Promotion & Wellness
Health Education Read 274
12:45pm-1:20pm Deanna Carrillo

Transforming Life through Kinesiology:
Movement to Miracles

Kinesiology Read 274
1:20pm-2:00pm Robert Pankey Transitioning from Student to Professor:
Trials, Tribulations and Rewards
PEAP Read 274
2:15pm-3:45pm Randy Cottrell Quality Assurance In
Health Education
(Ponder Lecture Series)
Health Education Koldus 144



Friday, April 23rd


Time Speaker Topic Division Location
12:40pm-1:30pm Marcus Madlock Breaking into Professional Sports:
A Roadmap to Success
Sport Management

Read 274


About the Speakers

Dr. William Squires (Department of Kinesiology, Texas Lutheran University)

Dr. William G. Squires received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Southwest Texas State University (now referred to as Texas State University) and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M. Dr. Squires serves as the director of the Krost Life Enrichment Program and also teaches in the department of biology. He is associated with the NASA space program and is an active researcher in exercise physiology.

Squires discussion about "Every Town Needs a Trail" talks about how the designation of walking trails can improve the health and wellness among the youth of a city. Walking trails have been built on all school campuses in the Seguin (TX) Independent School District to test the theory.

The next step in the trails project is the designation of "safe routes to school." Squires is seeking $50,000 from the city to pay for a professional GIS (geographic information system) study and crime study for targeted routes to and from schools, and after the safe routes have been designated, the project's next phase will be the launching of the "walking school bus" program giving children the opportunity to walk to school on safe routes with adult supervision.


Dr. Jeff Brizzolara (Chief Clinical Officer - Viverae, Inc.)

Dr. Jeff Brizzolara brings a unique combination of skills in management, teaching and research to our Distinguished Lecture Series. With over 18 years experience developing and delivering health management, preventive medicine and wellness services, Dr. Brizzolara leads Viverae's health care research, education initiatives and outreach programs.

He has directed a variety of health and wellness programs in both urban and rural settings; served on the faculty of a number of colleges, universities and medical schools; and completed Six Sigma training. Dr. Brizzolara is one of only five individuals from Texas, and the only one from Dallas, selected to the WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) National Panel of Advisors.

Dr. Brizzolara received his Bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University in psychology. He earned his Master's in health promotion from the University of Oklahoma. A former student of Texas A&M, Dr. Brizzolara has a Ph.D. in health education and health promotion and a Master of Public Health in health policy and managment from the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Jeff also has a MBA from Texas Woman's University in business administration.

Deanna Carrillo (Project Manager, MicroAccounting Solutions)

Deanna Carrillo received her Bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University in 1990. She then went on to earn her Master of Science in educational administration from Texas A&M-Commerce.

Deanna served as assistant principal for Cherry Creek School for two years before moving on to the computer industry, where she serves as project manager for MicroAccounting Solutions.


Dr. Robert Pankey (Professor, Texas State University)

Dr. Robert B. Pankey is currently the Professor and Coordinator of Exercise and Sport Science Program at Texas State University in San Marcos. He received his Bachelor's in physical education from the University of Missouri and his Master's Degree in physical education from Southern Illinois University.


Dr. Randall Cottrell (Program Coordinator & Professor, University of Cincinnati)

Professor Randall Cottrell received his doctorate in Health Education from The Pennsylvania State University in 1982. He has conducted research and published in the areas of worksite health promotion, coordinated school health, and program evaluation. He has written textbooks on stress management, weight control, foundations of the profession, and most recently research methods.

Dr. Cottrell teaches graduate courses in Health Planning, Research Methods, and Health Behavior Change. He also serves as Graduate Program Director and Program Coordinator for the Health Promotion and Education Program. In April 2004, Dr. Cottrell served a two-year term as President of the American Association for Health Education.


Marcus Madlock - Inside Sales Manager, NBA's Miami Heat Basketball Club

Marcus Madlock is a native Texan, from Dallas with ten years of business leadership experience within the team sports industry, with a proven record of accomplishment in the development and execution of sports marketing strategies and management. A graduate of Dallas's Skyline High School, Marcus attended Tarleton State University on a baseball scholarship and graduated from Texas A & M University with a Bachelor's Degree in kinesiology with a sport management emphasis.

Marcus began his career as a ticket office intern with the Dallas Stars and Texas Rangers Baseball Club, processing season and group ticket sales. Marcus' hard work did not go unnoticed and assisted him in securing his first full time position with the Florida Panthers Hockey Club.

Opportunities for promotions have been rewarding, affording Marcus career experiences in all four professional sports leagues (NHL Florida Panthers/Dallas Stars, NBA New Orleans Hornets/Miami HEAT and NFL Miami Dolphins).

Marcus is active in the social and civic arena in Miami and enjoys speaking to various youth groups and business organizations. His professional affiliations include leading the chapter development of National Association of Black Sports Professionals Miami Chapter.