The University’s Student Activities and Leadership Development office will hold its second annual CONQUER Student Leadership Conference on Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The cost of the conference is free for Marywood students, and $20 for non-Marywood students. Registration includes conference materials, a t-shirt, and lunch. Check in begins at 10:30 a.m., in the Nazareth Student Center’s Fireplace Lounge.
The Keynote speaker at the CONQUER Student Leadership Conference at Marywood University is Bill Coon. Mr. Coon is a two-time survivor of organ transplants; the first of which, a heart transplant, was performed just days after his birth. Living without complications from the heart transplant until age 20, he was rushed to the hospital in 2009 suffering end-stage heart and kidney failure. Thanks to the generosity and selflessness of Mr. Coon’s second donor, his life was saved again on October 21, 2009.
Since returning home from the hospital, Mr. Coon has become an avid spokesperson for organ donation, as well as a motivational speaker. In 2017, Mr. Coon launched the Keep Swimming Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide financial relief to the families of individuals facing long-term inpatient care.
For additional information about the second annual CONQUER Leadership Conference, please visit www.marywood.edu/studentactivities, or call (570) 340-6016.