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 Notable Speakers 

Opening Session

Jim CollinsJim Collins
Business thinker, lecturer, and author of Good to Great

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies—how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the topic, Jim has authored or coauthored six books that have sold in total more than ten million copies worldwide. His work has been featured in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Harvard Business Review and Fast Company.

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Hail Farewell Luncheon

Amy Walter

Amy Walter
National Editor of The Cook Political Report

Over the past 14 years, Amy Walter has built a reputation as an accurate, objective, and insightful political analyst with unparalleled access to campaign insiders and decision-makers. Known as one of the best political journalists covering Washington, she is the national editor of The Cook Political Report and the former political director of ABC News.

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Outstanding Alumni Awards Brunch

Gen. Colin Powell, USA (Ret.)General Colin Powell USA (Ret.)
Secretary of State (2001-2005)

For over fifty years, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) has devoted his life to public service. Having held senior military and diplomatic positions across four presidential administrations, Powell’s deep commitment to democratic values and freedom has been felt throughout the world.

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AACC's Closing Brunch to Honor Outstanding Alumni is sponsored by Cengage Learning.


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