‘Leaving Your Legacy: The Last Lecture,’ Presented by Stockton Center on Successful Aging Nov. 19

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                         (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - The Stockton Center on Successful Aging is sponsoring, in collaboration with the South Jersey Notre Dame Club and Notre Dame Alumni Association, SCOSA’s 10th Annual Hesburgh Lecture: “Leaving Your Legacy: the Last Lecture,” on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2-3 p.m. in Room L-112, Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, N.J.

This lecture is a shortened version of the "Last Lecture" presented by Edward F. Hums, M.B.A., Teaching Professor, Accountancy, Mendoza School of Business, University of Notre Dame by invitation of Notre Dame Student Government in 2010. It is modeled on the original "last lecture" presented by the late Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 2007.

A "last lecture" asks the speaker to answer one question in the form of an engaging public lecture:  "If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say?" This is an opportunity for a favorite professor to share reflections in an informal setting. It is a mix of time-tested wisdom, thoughtful advice & endearing memories.

For SCOSA’s older adult audience, including Stockton faculty and retirees and others, this will be an opportunity to reflect on what your last lecture might be, or what legacy you might want to leave to your grandchildren.

Ed Hums has been on the Notre Dame staff and faculty for 27 years. He currently teaches financial and managerial accounting to undergraduates, and team teaches a course in the Master of Nonprofit Administration program. He has received numerous awards including the Frank O’Malley Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the highest individual teaching award at the University of Notre Dame, and the Edmund Joyce C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.  In 2006, Hums was profiled in Businessweek as one of America’s favorite business professors. In 2013, he and his wife, Shirley, became Notre Dame’s first faculty-in-residence family.

This workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, contact David Burdick at 609-652-4311.

Visit the SCOSA website at www.stockton.edu/scosa for updates and cancellation procedures.                                                    

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