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FIT TO LEAD
Student-Athlete Conference

Thursday, April 11, 2024: Neumann University | Aston, PA
ARE YOU READY TO BECOME FIT TO LEAD?
THURSDAY
April 11, 2024

Neumann University
1 Neumann Drive

Aston, PA 19014

Learn from dynamic and engaging leaders as they share their experiences in and out of the arena.
 

Fit to Lead is a one-day, in-person leadership conference for high school and college student-athletes. The conference will address contemporary issues that impact a student-athlete being a leader and role model on and off the playing field. Sessions will be presented in large and small-group settings led by outstanding motivational speakers, professional athletes, college facilitators, and Snider alumni. Special guest speakers will share inspirational messages, stories of overcoming adversity, and utilizing the power of positive influence. 

 

There is no fee to register for the Fit to Lead conference. 

2024 FIT TO LEAD KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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NOAH GALLOWAY

Sergeant Noah Galloway, a Birmingham, Alabama native, is the personification of valor and resilience. This Purple Heart awarded double amputee decided to join the military as a result of the September 11th terror attacks. However, his battles didn’t end in the field when he was forced to adapt to a life with only two limbs after an IED attack during Operation Iraqi Freedom which would take his left leg above the knee and his left arm above the elbow. Noah’s incredible journey to mental and physical wellness is one that he shares in his memoir titled Living with No Excuses; the Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier.  The words, “No Excuses,” became Noah’s mantra, as he rose out of a post trauma depression via his reinvigorating passion for fitness.


His victories at what one would expect him to see as impossible competition and obstacle races would find Noah gaining a national spotlight. He became the first veteran and amputee to be featured on the cover of Men’s Health magazine earning their “Ultimate Guy” title in 2014 and landing him on the Ellen show.  Noah also became a finalist on the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars and would win the debut season of FOX’s American Grit.


As a result of the honorable position he gained with a national platform, Noah wanted to give back, so he launched the No Excuses Charitable Fund, which raises money and awareness for organizations that support causes which mean the most to Noah. Now, as a fitness enthusiast and motivational sought after public speaker, Noah shares his story to encourage audiences and his fans to embrace the “No Excuses” lifestyle on their way to an enhanced mental and physical wellness.

FEATURED SPEAKERS
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TYRIK JACKSON

As a licensed barber, manager, and instructor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tyrik Jackson is known as the “Educators Educator.” His live feeds on Instagram, #TyrikTalksTuesday, started at the Premier Barber Institute Right outside of Philadelphia, where he is owner and partner. This is where he progresses his passion for cosmetology and barbering. He is also the owner of Sharper ImageBarber Shops I & II in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he resides with his wife Nicole and three children, Ajanai, Zuri, and Ari.


Tyrik was the winner of the renowned 2006 Bronner Brothers Barber Battle in Atlanta, Georgia, where an audience of more than 22,000 spectators watched as Tyrik was given the name “X-Factor.” He won eight additional competitions from 2006–2007, including three Glynn Jackson Golden Scissor Awards. From 2007–2008, Tyrik traveled the country as a Platform Artist working various Trade Shows teaching barbers and stylists the 'tricks of the trade’ and creating a conduit between Cosmetology and Barbering.

 

His community service has included involvement in the 2005 “Achievement Matters, Don't Waste Your Mind” Awards event, hosted by the Urban League of Lancaster County and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the James Street Improvement District. Tyrik has been a strong advocate of community outreach programs for young people and continues to influence local youth through his motivational speeches.

CONFERENCE MODERATORS

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RILEY COTE
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JASMINE MARTINEZ

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

  • 8:00am | Doors Open & Check-in 
    (boxed breakfast available)

  • 9:00am | Welcome Address

  • 9:30am | Morning Keynote: Noah Galloway

  • 10:20am | Morning Breakout 1

  • 11:10am | Morning Breakout 2

MORNING
SCHEDULE
AFTERNOON
  • 12:00pm | Lunch (boxed lunch available)

  • 12:55pm | Afternoon Keynote

  • 1:45pm | Afternoon Breakout 1

  • 2:35pm | Afternoon Breakout 2

  • 3:25pm | Closing Remarks

  • 3:30pm | Departure

CONFERENCE VENUE

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Neumann University | Bruder Life Center
1 Neumann Drive

Aston, PA 19014

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