• Last Lecture Series: "The Pathway to Excellence" By Retired Professor Wendell Sadler

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    Name: Last Lecture Series: "The Pathway to Excellence" By Retired Professor Wendell Sadler
    Date: April 9, 2024
    Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Retired kinesiology Professor Wendell Sadler will present “The Pathway to Excellence” as part of Tarleton State University’s Last Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The public is invited and a  live stream also will be available.
    Dr. Sadler retired in 2022 after 29 years at Tarleton State within a 45-year career in education. A committee of faculty, staff and students selected him for the honor.
    “The pathway to excellence is paved with a myriad of choices faced in our daily and
    professional lives,” he said. “Along the way we are confronted with choices leading to decisions that ultimately define our nature. Educators — including teachers, coaches and mentors — are charged with the daunting prospect of enhancing decision-making that leads students to a fulfilled experience.
    “It is said that life is a long, winding road with an infinite number of lanes branching away from the main path. Unfortunately, life is too short to explore every road. Therefore, we must all choose our own routes.”
    Like many other colleges and universities, Tarleton State hosts an annual event modeled after the well-known “The Last Lecture” by Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch. Last Lecture topics often address individuals’ professional, personal and cultural experiences that have impacted the trajectory of their life and career.
    Dr. Sadler joined Tarleton State’s kinesiology faculty in 1993 as Professor of Motor Behavior. In addition to his long career in higher education, he taught junior high and high school students.
    Prior to joining Tarleton State, he taught at the University of South Dakota, Temple Junior College and Texas A&M University, and he coached tennis at all competitive levels. He received Tarleton’s Barry B. Thompson Service Award and O.A. Grant Teaching Award, and the Distinguished Scholars Series is named in his honor.

    Tarleton State University Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Auditorium
    Corner of N Lillian & W Vanderbilt Streets
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, April 9th
    5:30PM - 6:30PM
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