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The 2015-2016 Fourth Friday Speaker Series  

Upcoming Speakers:

Dr. Dennis Atkins, Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence

April 22, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Fine Arts Theater , Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO (map)

The public is invited to attend Dr. Atkins' Fourth Friday presentation, 10 a.m., April 22, in the Fine Arts Theatre at MAC’s Park Hills campus. A Q&A session will follow. For more information, contact Amy McKenna-Jones, (573) 518-2146 or The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Dennis W. Atkins has served as the executive director and CEO of Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence, an independent living center located in Viburnum, since October 2012.

Dr. Atkins holds master’s and doctoral degrees in business administration and previously worked at American Family Mutual Insurance Company for more than 34 years. In 1979, Dr. Atkins was diagnosed with an eye disease called retinitis pigmentosa, which has left his vision diminished to seeing only shadows in certain light conditions.

Despite his visual impairments, Dr. Atkins has become a long distance runner, logging more than 88,000 miles and 78 full marathons. He runs unassisted daily to demonstrate the importance of living your life independently.

Dr. Atkins participates in and hosts many running events for charity while raising thousands of dollars for individuals with disabilities. His passion and drive for helping others has led him to conducting motivational presentations for many organizations, schools, colleges/universities, churches, and professional groups.




Previous Speakers:

Ron Watermon, St. Louis Cardinals VP of Communications

Senator Michael Parson

Asymmetric Solutions

Brigadier General Glen D. VanHerck

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster

Jay Sheets

Representative Paul Fitzwater

Representative Kevin Engler

Representative Elaine Gannon

Representative Linda Black

Senator Gary Romine

Colonel Glen VanHerck

Representative Kevin Engler

3rd District Senate Candidate Debate (Romine/Fallert)

115th District Candidate Debate (Emerson/McCane)

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Rep. Linda Black

Dr. Frank Nickell

Senator Kevin Engler

J.C. Kuessner

Michael and Melissa Goldsmith

Michael Alesandrini

Candy Zarcone    

MAC TRIO Programs

Rep. Shelley Keeney

Hon. Stanley A. Grimm

Rep. Steven Tilley

February 2016

October 2015

September 2015

April 2015

February 2015

October 2014

September 2014

April 2014

February 2014

October 2013

September 2013

April 2013

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October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

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October 2011

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August 2010

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