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Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture Series

The annual lecture series honors the late Dorothy Chapman Fuqua, former board member and benefactor of Skyland Trail. The Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture Series is made possible by Duvall and Rex Fuqua and Edwina and Tom Johnson in honor of Mrs. Fuqua.

Contact: Dawn Collinge,, 404-709-3171

2018 Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture: November 8

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On Thursday, November 8, 2018, Skyland Trail will host the annual Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture at The Carter Center from 7PM to 9PM.

Author Sean Covey will discuss the unique challenges facing adolescents and young adults in today’s society and how young people and families can build resilience to meet those challenges. Sean is the President of FranklinCovey Education, which teaches leadership skills to millions of students in over 50 countries around the world. He is also founder of Bridle Up Hope, a nonprofit organization that inspires hope and confidence in young women through equestrian training. Sean is a New York Times best-selling author and has authored a dozen books, including:

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, an international bestseller that has sold over 7 million copies and is translated in over 25 languages
  • The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents around the Globe are Inspiring Greatness, one Student at a Time
  • The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, which helps teenagers navigate the life changing decisions they have to make in the midst of so many competing priorities.

A panel discussion led by Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH, Skyland Trail Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer, will follow Sean Covey’s keynote address. The panel, featuring the Georgia State University Center of Excellence for Children's Behavioral Health, will focus on school based mental health models and crisis prevention and early intervention in schools and family systems.

This is a free community event. Pre-registration required. 


2016 Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture Review

Skyland Trail held its fifth annual Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture Series at The Carter Center. Guests enjoyed listening to Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds, mental health advocate Julie Hersh and The Honorable Patrick Kennedy. Each panelist shared his or her own personal experience with mental illness and addiction and highlighted opportunities to improve the early diagnosis and effective treatment of mental illness.

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Watch Video: Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture

On May 17, 2016, Skyland Trail hosted the Dorothy C. Fuqua Lecture Series at The Carter Center. Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter delivered welcoming remarks followed by panelists Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds, Ms. Julie Hersh, and The Honorable Patrick Kennedy.
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