2014 UNITED Speaker "The Cuban Guy"

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In conjunction with Hispanic Month, motivational Speaker, Andres Lara, or better known as The Cuban guy, is set to speak at NMU's UNITED conference on Monday, September 29, 2014. National known speaker, Lara's messages have inspired millions by speaking about his escape from Cuba at the age of 16 and within ten years he's turned his life around to become the person he is today. See all videos of the UNITED presentations. If you have ideas for speakers, performers or topics for UNITED 2014, email them here

2014 UNITED Featured Speakers

T.C. Tolbert is a genderqueer, feminist poet and teacher committed to social justice. S/he believes in working across communities- building bridges whenever possible.



Dr. Jill Doerfler joined the Department of American Indian Studies in the fall of 2008 where she grew up on the White Earth reservation in western Minnesota. Earning her B.A. in History from the University of Minnesota-Morris and Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota her areas of focus were literature, historiography, and politics. Her research draws upon both historical documents and literature to delineate Anishinaabe conceptions of identity in the 20th century. 





“Get Perfectly Imperfect and Unite to Lead!” 

Maria Pascucci is a former frazzled college perfectionist turned certified professional life coach, author, speaker, leader and change-maker. She is fast becoming the “calm” voice for a new generation of rising women leaders from around the world. Her book Campus Calm University won a gold medal in the 13th Annual International Independent Publisher Book Awards, and has been called, “groundbreaking, refreshing and as calming as a cup of peppermint tea, or an extension on that term paper due tomorrow morning.” She is also the creator of the Campus Lead Her Success Kit, a personal leadership development tool for female college students. 

Past UNITED Conferences

Presentations and performances from the UNITED Conference are filmed for people to experience and enjoy even years after they happen. Click below to view previous UNITED Conferences.

UNITED Submissions
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