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Fontbonne Announces 2011 Convocation Speaker

Fontbonne University announced that Kerri Morgan, occupational therapy and neurology instructor at Washington University, will speak at Fontbonne’s 2011 Academic Convocation, Wednesday, August 31.

Academic Convocation, held at the start of each fall semester, serves as a reminder of Fontbonne University’s founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, and recognizes, celebrates and strengthens the university’s identity as a Catholic institution of higher education. Speakers typically relate to the school’s annual Dedicated Semester topic. The 2011 Dedicated Semester focuses on “The Disability Experience: Quest for Empowerment.”

Morgan received a Master of Science in occupational therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in movement science, also at Washington University. Previously, she served as a White House intern in the Presidential Personnel Office, and she worked at Devonshire Hospital’s occupational therapy department in London, England.
An avid wheelchair athlete, Morgan was the first woman selected to the U.S. Quad Rugby National Team in 2009, and she currently trains as a member on the United States track and field team preparing for the London Paralympic Games in 2012.

Learn more about Morgan in her United States Paralympic Team profile.

Academic Convocation Details:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Academic Convocation: 10:15 a.m. — Mabee Gymnasium
Mass of the Holy Spirit: 11:30 a.m. — Doerr Chapel
Welcome Back BBQ: noon – 2 p.m. — DSAC Caf’
Evening Convocation: 7:15 p.m. — Mabee Gymnasium