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an official student organization of Texas A&M University

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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}       Melanie Shankle  is the New York Times Bestselling author of three books: Sparkly Green Earrings, The Antelope in the Living Room, and Nobody’s Cuter Than You.  She speaks at events nationwide and writes daily on her blog, Big Mama.  Melanie is a graduate of Texas A&M and lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Perry, and daughter, Caroline.

Melanie Shankle is the New York Times Bestselling author of three books: Sparkly Green Earrings, The Antelope in the Living Room, and Nobody’s Cuter Than You.  She speaks at events nationwide and writes daily on her blog, Big Mama.  Melanie is a graduate of Texas A&M and lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Perry, and daughter, Caroline.

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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}     Despite having stage 4 colon cancer,  Teri Griege  competed in the Ironman World Championships, the World Championship Half Iron Man and has run in all six World Marathon Majors..Through her inspirational story, Teri has developed all-purpose tools for battling adversity that are extremely impactful. Recently, she added a new title to her impressive resume as Founder & CEO of the "Powered by Hope" Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing hope, strength, peace and education to cancer patients. According to Teri: "When you hear the words 'You have cancer' you have just entered the greatest race of your life." Her foundation is predicated on H-O-P-E - which stands for -How Ordinary People Endure.         

Despite having stage 4 colon cancer, Teri Griege competed in the Ironman World Championships, the World Championship Half Iron Man and has run in all six World Marathon Majors..Through her inspirational story, Teri has developed all-purpose tools for battling adversity that are extremely impactful. Recently, she added a new title to her impressive resume as Founder & CEO of the "Powered by Hope" Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing hope, strength, peace and education to cancer patients. According to Teri: "When you hear the words 'You have cancer' you have just entered the greatest race of your life." Her foundation is predicated on H-O-P-E - which stands for -How Ordinary People Endure.

 

 

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	mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}      Christian Pinkston  set out to provide smarter, more strategic public relations services focused on positioning individuals, companies and nonprofit entities as leaders in their fields. He is the founder of Pinkston Group, which has won numerous awards and is one of the top public relations firms in the country. He also has directed communications for a presidential-primary campaign, been the spokesman for two former Cabinet officials, and served on the staffs of a congressman from California and a U.S. senator from Maine.

Christian Pinkston set out to provide smarter, more strategic public relations services focused on positioning individuals, companies and nonprofit entities as leaders in their fields. He is the founder of Pinkston Group, which has won numerous awards and is one of the top public relations firms in the country. He also has directed communications for a presidential-primary campaign, been the spokesman for two former Cabinet officials, and served on the staffs of a congressman from California and a U.S. senator from Maine.