WHAT:
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is celebrating the 10th year of the Captain David R. “Chip” Herr, Jr. ’80 Memorial Lecture, featuring Fort Worth-native and FWCD graduate Colonel Parker B. Schenecker as its keynote speaker. Schenecker is a retired U.S. Army Colonel who served as a senior leader and strategist in the U.S. Intelligence Community, responsible for support to U.S. and Allied defense and counter-terrorism efforts throughout the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. His presentation is titled “Profiles in Resiliency.”

WHO: 
Open-to-the-public; Free to attend

WHY: 
While Colonel Schenecker was serving on a time-sensitive deployment to Afghanistan in 2011, his two children – Calyx and Beau – were murdered by their mother. Immediately upon returning and laying his children to rest, the Colonel made a promise – to remember how his children lived, not how they died – and founded the Calyx & Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund, which provides scholarships and youth character development training. With 30 years of government service, this great leader, role model and father will share his inspiring and unique story.

WHEN: 
Monday, September 16, 2019
Lecture: 6:30 p.m.Reception immediately followingWHERE:  
Fort Worth Country Day
4200 Country Day Lane
Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Lecture: Scott TheaterReception: Lou and Nick Martin Campus CenterINTERVIEWS: 
Colonel Schenecker is available for interviews by request. Please contact Claire Armstrong at cba@pavlovagency.com.

RSVP: 
Please RSVP to Shannon Allen at shannon.allen@fwcd.com by Friday, September 13.

HISTORY:
The Chip Herr Memorial Lecture at Fort Worth Country Day celebrates the life and extraordinary military service, leadership and heroism of FWCD’s very own, Captain David R.  “Chip” Herr, Jr., Class of 1980. The lecture series honors Chip’s legacy and provides FWCD students and the community with models of service -- men and women who make sacrifices each day as public servants and who continue to shoulder the “burdens of command” in the dangerous and complicated 21st century. Former keynote speakers include:
Everson Walls, former Dallas Cowboys All-ProDr. Carrie Currier, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at TCUAlex Sheen, founder of “because I said I would”Dr. Henry William Brands, Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at The University of Texas at AustinAndres Ruzo, geoscientist and National Geographic Young Explorers granteeJennifer Pharr Davis, owner and founder of Blue Ridge Hiking Co.For more detailed biographical information on Captain David R. “Chip” Herr, Jr., or on FWCD’s annual Chip Herr Memorial Lecture, visit www.fwcd.org/News-Detail?pk=1269849

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Schedules

  • Occurred Monday, September 16th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Venue

Fort Worth Country Day - Scott Theater

4200 Country Day Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Contact

CLAIRE BLOXOM ARMSTRONG

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