Apr 07, 2021 5:08 PM

Symposium features FHSU grad, former foster care kid on increasing mental well-being of students

Posted Apr 07, 2021 5:08 PM

An upcoming virtual symposium on April 15 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., hosted free by the Fort Hays State University College of Education, seeks to increase awareness about the mental well-being of students from pre-kindergarten to college.

At the helm of the keynote speech is Dr. Jamie Schwandt, FHSU alumnus, author, and U.S. Army major.

Schwandt, whose parents battled substance abuse and other untreated mental illnesses, bounced around the foster care system until high school.

Despite these challenges, Schwandt has earned an Ed.D from Kansas State University, an M.S. and B.S. from Fort Hays State University, has published four books, authored articles for several magazines and blogs, and hosted "Dreaming Big!", an inspiring television show produced by Eagle Community Television, Hays.

Schwandt’s keynote speech H.O.P.E. - Healthy Outlooks, Positive Emotions -  will share strategies to support the mental well-being of vulnerable student populations. 

To attend the Olliff Symposium sign up for free at this link: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfHab0kQtLwW5.../viewform