FCC Announces Lineup for 2018-2019 Moving Mountains Speaker Series


Frederick Community College has announced its lineup for the 2018-2019 Moving Mountains Speaker Series.

Speakers for the fourth year of the series include an award-winning filmmaker, an outdoor enthusiast, local business owners, non-profit founders, the State’s Attorney for Frederick County, and a cybersecurity educator.

The free monthly speaker series is geared toward teens and young adults. Speakers cover a wide array of topics, discuss their successes and challenges, and share important life and career lessons. Each talk includes a 30- to 40-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer period.

Each evening session is held from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the JBK Theater, located in the Visual & Performing Arts Center at FCC. No registration is required to attend. Teens and young adults who attend and sign in for three of the six sessions in an academic year are eligible to receive a certificate of leadership and participation.

2018-2019 Moving Mountains Speakers Schedule:
October 3, 2018
Conrad Weaver, award-winning filmmaker
"Turning Dreams into Reality"
Nov. 13, 2018
Eliane Coates, outdoor enthusiast, Appalachian Trail finisher
“Trekking Through Life: My Six-Month Journey on the Appalachian Trail”
Jan. 16, 2019
Charles and Sharon Riser, business owners, The TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School
“Success and Leadership: It’s All About Relationships”
February 13, 2019
Darline Gilson and Briana Thezard, college students and co- founders of Vision 1804, a nonprofit serving Haiti
“Answering to Our Calling”
March 20, 2019
Charlie Smith, State’s Attorney for Frederick County
“Moving Mountains That Move”
April 10, 2019
James Hatch, cybersecurity and technology professor
"Interactive Cybersecurity: Are you ready?"
For more information, contact Mike Pritchard, Director of Special Projects, at or 301.846.2417.