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Jovan Glasgow: Unstuck and Unstoppable

Professional and Motivational Speaker

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Jovan Glasgow is a professional motivational speaker, leadership coach, author and social entrepreneur. He has spent the past decade working with prominent organizations including the Green Bay Packers, Kaiser Permanente, Aspen Dental and T-Mobile.

In addition to being ranked 2nd on Yahoo Finance’s Top 10 Motivational Speakers to watch in 2021 and Choice Point’s Top 30 speakers globally, he is also popular for his soul-awakening social media videos that have amassed millions of views worldwide.

As one of this generation’s most dynamic speakers and leadership coaches, Jovan delivers personal and professional development programs designed to educate, enrich and empower.

His motto is simple but significant: “The absolute worst life to live is a half-lived one.”


Unstuck and Unstoppable
In-person, Morning Breakout Session (9 - 9:45 a.m.)

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Summer Jelinek: The Magic of Leadership

Virtual Speaker and Workshop Trainer

Summer Jelinek

Summer Jelinek is more than just a keynote speaker. She’s a seasoned professional with a knack for transforming organizational chaos into a well-orchestrated symphony. As an eSpeaker-certified virtual speaker and workshop trainer, she has spent over two decades honing her leadership skills, notably at Walt Disney World, the Disney Institute, H-E-B/Central Market and even a ski resort. Summer’s true passion lies in connecting with global audiences, particularly those intrigued by the nuanced art of leadership.

Offstage, Summer is a resident of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, sharing her home with her supportive husband, their charming daughter, her quirky brother and her two furry companions, Cricket and Adie, who might just have secret identities.

Academically, Summer boasts an MBA and a leadership certification from the HR.com No. 1-ranked master’s program at the Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla. She's also a proud alum of the business management program at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La.

Brace yourself for a no-holds-barred, authentic and engaging interaction that will leave you inspired and energized. After all, Summer brings a little bit of magic to everything she does.


The Magic of Leadership
In-person, Afternoon Breakout Session (1:45 - 2:30 p.m.)

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Caleb Wilburn

SGA president at Cedar Valley Campus

Caleb Wilburn

Dallas College welcomes Caleb Wilburn as the Master of Ceremonies for Conference Day 2023. Caleb joined Dallas College as a student after graduating high school at 16 years old. He is part of the Male Achievement Program and active in the Student Government Association. Caleb currently serves as the SGA president at Dallas College Cedar Valley Campus.

As an 11-year-old entrepreneur, Caleb established a business with his mother called Okie Dokie Shaved Ice. He continues to explore entrepreneurial projects and plans to complete his degree at Dallas College before joining the Air Force next year as a commissioned officer.


Conference Day 2023 Emcee
Conference Day 2023 Agenda

Jessica Whitehill and Cid Torres  

Jessica Whitehill and Cid Torres

Culinary, Pastry and Hospitality Alumni

Jessica Whitehill and Cid Torres

Jessica Whitehill and Cid Torres met on a Dallas College campus when they were both preparing for courses in our Culinary, Pastry, and Hospitality program. Cid knew right away he wanted to get to know “the cute girl” he met, and Jessica was intrigued by the “weird guy” in the bookstore.

After taking a few courses together, their relationship grew. They continued in the culinary program through the height of the pandemic and even got married with some of their culinary classmates standing next to each of them as attendants. Their wedding cake was made by Dallas College culinary alumni, and the cupcakes were made by a groomsman at the wedding.

By the end of 2023, Jessica and Cid will have earned three Dallas College degrees and six certificates between them.

Cid is continuing his culinary career at Medical City Plano, where he is assisting his chef in creating a new menu and helping with VIP meetings and board meeting dinners. His goal is to move up to management and hold a supervisory role in the future.

Jessica works at the Omni Las Colinas serving the important role of prep and line. She is cross-trained and assists at banquet services and larger events. Jessica is also working towards a position in management and serving in a supervisory role.


General Session (10 - 11:45 a.m.)
Conference Day 2023 Agenda