Speaker Series

The 2023 SSMO Foundation Speaker Series 

The SSMO Foundation Speaker Series is our gift back to the community that supports our campus. Each event is free and provides interesting, timely, and educational information from trusted sources.

The 2023 Speaker Series included three great events. We look forward to seeing you during our next Speaker Series event in 2024.

2023 Events

Economic Outlook – Asset Allocation and Estate Planning in 2023

Presented by Northwest Investment Counselors

Our panel of NWIC presenters shared insight about:

  • The direction of stocks, bonds, and the economy in 2023
  • Types of investments they plan to hold and buy in their client portfolios
  • Interest rates and the potential for a recession and what that means for your portfolio strategy
  • When to consider an asset allocation change and review the new Secure 2.0 changes for retirement and estate planning.

Perspectives from a new generation on understanding and dismantling racism

VCMS STEM instructor and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Yvonne Ayesiga discussed racism and racial diversity in today’s classrooms and how our new generation of students are dismantling societal divisions and celebrating one another’s unique cultures.

Dementia – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and more

People are feeling physically stronger and living longer. Unfortunately, this also means that more people are now living with dementia. Approximately 5.6 million Americans over the age of 65 have dementia and that number is growing.

Nick Lewis, R. Ph., Pharm D. of Consonus Health, Maryville’s pharmacy provider, joined us to discuss how to identify dementia and help our loved ones maintain their quality of life.