Outdoors Adventurist Krcik to give Skinner Leadership Lecture
At University of Wyoming in Laramie
by University of Wyoming
April 13, 2010
Ann Krcik, whose love of outdoor adventure dates from the time her parents first packed the toddler along on the annual family camping trips to Tuolumne and the Yosemite Valley, will deliver the second lecture in a University of Wyoming series named for a UW alumnus who died in a climbing accident in 2006.
The second annual Todd Skinner Leadership Lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in the College of Agriculture auditorium. Krcik's presentation, titled "Extreme Connection: Using the Outdoors to Summit in Your Career," is free and open to the public.
Krcik's lecture will highlight lessons she has learned about how the outdoors can be used as the context for career achievement, as well as a source of inspiration for understanding one's self and one's career pursuits.
Skinner, a 1980 UW graduate from Pinedale who helped pioneer gymnastic rock climbing, was featured on the cover of National Geographic in 1996 following his ascent in the Karakoram Himalayas with three other Wyomingites. He died in an October 2006 climbing accident at Yosemite National Park.
The Todd Skinner Leadership Lecture is sponsored by Summit Leadership of Wyoming, a recognized student organization on campus, Army ROTC, the UW Provost's Office, UW Outdoor Recreation and the Todd Skinner Foundation.
For more information, call Mark Peterson at (307) 766-2054 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW media release