FCC Moving Mountains Series for Teens to Kick off Second Season


Frederick Community College will kick off the second season of its popular Moving Mountains speaker series Oct. 12, 2016, after a successful inaugural year. The free monthly series features inspiring professionals who share their life experiences and encourage teens and young adults to set the bar high in all areas of their lives.
The October 2016 to May 2017 lineup will feature an eclectic mix of speakers from business, journalism, music, finance, nonprofit, and education arenas. Presenters will include National Geographic Creative photographer and student workshop leader Eric Kruszewski, NBC4 Meteorologist and Middletown High graduate Amelia Draper, and veteran and SoldierFit CEO Danny Farrar, who is also a FCC alumnus.  
The speaker series is free and open to the public. Teens and young adults of all ages are encouraged to attend. Programs are 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Jack B. Kussmaul Theater, located inside the Visual and Performing Arts Center at FCC. Six sessions will be on a Wednesday evening, while the March 21, 2017, program is a Tuesday. Students who attend four events will receive a certificate of participation and leadership.
The seven-part series will include a brief introduction and half hour to 40-minute presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session. Teen musicians will also perform at select programs.
The 2016-2017 speakers include:
October 12 - Eric Kruszewski
National Geographic Creative photographer and student workshop leader

November 9 - Danny Farrar
U.S. Army Veteran, CEO of SoldierFit, President and Co-Founder of Platoon 22

January 11 - Kristine Yaroschuk
Helicopter pilot with the Maryland State Police

February 15 - Jason Lee
Business owner and community leader

March 21 - Amelia Draper
NBC4-Washington Meteorologist

April 12 - Mia Russell
Financial expert and educator with University of Maryland Extension

May 17 - Maurice Arenas
Studio musician, performer, and TrueFire artist
For more information, please contact Mike Pritchard, 301.846.2417.
Frederick Community College makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities for College-sponsored events and programs. If you have accommodation needs, please call 301.846.2408. To request a sign language interpreter, please call 240.629.7819 or 301.846.2408 (Voice) or email interpreting. Sign language interpreters will not be automatically provided for College-sponsored events without a request for services. To guarantee accommodations, requests must be made at least five workdays in advance of a scheduled event.