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Weekly Coffee Breaks

man using laptopTake a coffee break with us! Join us for a weekly video conference call every Monday from May 4, 2020 through August 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. central time.

Each week, a representative from a LU office will give a few updates and we will talk.

Format: The first 10-15 minutes will be led by topic guest. Then there will be a Q&A for attendees to ask questions about the weekly topic for up to 15 minutes. Each webinar will be recorded and added to this webpage to keep you updated in case you missed it.


teams callLindenwood University students do so much. They usually have a full class schedule, work multiple jobs or internships, volunteer, and get involved on campus. These students go on to become Lindenwood alumni who are experts in their field and make an impact in the world. If you are one of those alumni that would like to share your knowledge with the alumni community, please reach out to the Office of Alumni Relations at There are opportunities to host webinars to our alumni and share your expertise, all of which will be recorded and shared here.

Dates & Topics

May 4 - Lions’ Relief Fund / Student Life & Diversity

Topic: Lions’ Relief Fund creation and impact; How the Student Life & Diversity division is keeping students engaged during this time.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Williamson, Associate Vice President of Student Life & Diversity / Dean of Students

May 11 - Connecting Students Virtually / Alumni Resources

Topic: Connecting students virtually and alumni resources

Guest Speaker: Career Services

May 18 - Recruitment Efforts

Topic: Recruitment Efforts

Guest Speaker(s): Kara Schilli (Assistant Vice President for University Admissions) & Adam Benkendorf (Assistant Director of Freshman Admissions)

June 15 - Business & Entrepreneurship / Health Sciences

Topic: Robert W. Plaster School of Business & Entrepreneurship & School of Health Sciences initiatives

Guest Speaker: Molly Hudgins, J.D. (Associate Provost, Curriculum & Experiential Learning & Dean) & Dr. Cynthia Schroeder (Dean of Health Sciences & Professor of Exercise Science)

June 22 - Arts, Media, and Communications

Topic: School of Arts, Media, and Communications initiatives

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jason Lively (Dean of the School of Arts, Media, and Communications)

June 24 - Financial Industry Round Table

Topic: Financial Industry Round Table Discussion

Guest Panelists: 

  • Demond Buckley - Vice President, Director of Talent Acquisition at First Bank
  • Elena Gibson - Recruiting Manager at Citi
  • Jamie Katz - Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, Campus and Diversity at TD Ameritrade

June 29 - Sciences

Topic: School of Sciences initiatives

Guest Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Delgado (Dean, and Professor of Chemistry, School of Sciences)

July 6 - Humanities

Topic: School of Humanities initiatives

Guest Speaker(s): Dr. Kathi Vosevich (Dean, School of Humanities, Professor of English) & Dr. Justine Pas (Associate Dean, School of Humanities/Associate Professor of English)

July 8 - Logistics & Supply Chain Industry Round Table

Topic: Logistics & Supply Chain Industry Round Table Discussion

Guest Panelists: 

  • Sam Eaton-Dent, UniGroup – Human Resources Generalist
  • Emily Rice, Total Quality Logistics – National Sales Recruiter

July 13 - Athletics

Topic: Athletic Initiatives

Guest Speaker(s): Jed Stugart, Head Coach, Football; Kyle Gerdeman, Head Coach, Men's Basketball; Katie Falco, Head Coach, Women's Basketball; Scott Stark, Assistant Athletic Director, Development and External Engagement

July 20 - Library Resources

Topic: Library resources available for alumni

Guest Speaker(s): Lisa Young (Director of Access Services) & Elizabeth MacDonald (Dean of Library Services)

July 22 - Comm. / Customer Service Industry Round Table

Topic: Communications and Customer Service Industry Round Table

Guest Panelists: 

  • Judy Hecksel – Charter Communications, HR Generalist
  • Gina Hicks – Charter Communications, Recruiter
  • Nastashia Johnson – Credit Control, Corporate Recruiter
  • Daniel Hernden – CarShield, Talent Acquisition Manger

July 27 - Supporting Current Students / New Lions

Topic: Supporting current students and welcoming the new Lions!

Guest Speaker: Sarah Leassner, Director of First-Year Programming, Student and Academic Support Services

August 3 - School of Education

Topic: School of Education initiatives

Guest Speaker: Dr. Anthony Scheffler (Dean of the School of Education) and Dr. Liz Hutcheson (Associate Dean, School of Education)

August 5 - Healthcare Industry Round Table

Topic: Healthcare Industry Round Table

Guest Panelists:

  • Brianna Langford – Mercy, Talent Selection Specialist
  • Britney Halpin – MTM, Inc., Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Lori Knudtson – MTM, Inc., Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Rod Rodriguez – Express Scripts/Cigna, Senior Recruiter

August 19 - Pharmaceutical and Life Science Industry Round Table

Topic: Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

Guest Panelists:

  • Kim Prescott – Bayer, Talent Acquisition Lead (North America)
  • Kenzie Jennings – Aerotek Scientific, Recruiter
  • John Russell – Saint Louis Zoo, Human Resources Generalist
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