Former NFL Player Mike McCoy - Next Geotech Lecture Series Speaker at Bishop Dunne
The goal of the Geotech Lecture Series is to bring world class speakers, theologians, and explorers to the Bishop Dunne students throughout the year, to expose them to global ideas and thoughts, and to start discussions about important topics.
This week, three speakers will be on campus. Former professional football player, Mike McCoy, will be talking to the students on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. On Friday, November 14, 2014, the engineering, physics, GIS, and environmental classes will be working with a visiting environmental science teacher and an engineer from SpaceX, Mr. Nick Torrez and Mr. Jon Howard. The classes will be working with drones at the Audubon Center to spot invasive plant species and feral hog habitats.
Eighth grade students from Santa Clara and Saint Mary of Carmel will join students from Bishop Dunne to hear Mike McCoy as he reaches out with a message of faith, hope and encouragement.
Mr. McCoy’s passion is empowering youth to help them develop a larger vision for their lives. His message teaches students to overcome challenges, deal with peer pressure, and develop the self-confidence needed to achieve true success in life.
Mr. McCoy is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Cathedral Prep High School. He graduated to The University of Notre Dame where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics while playing football. He was a Consensus All-America and was chosen the UPI Lineman of the year and was sixth in the Heisman Trophy balloting in his senior year. He was the #1 draft pick of the Green Bay Packers and played eleven years in the NFL, seven with Green Bay, two with the Oakland Raiders, and two with the New York Giants.
A recipient of many awards, including the Packers Rookie of the Year, Packers Dodge NFL Man of the Year, Notre Dame Pro Player of the Year, and induction into the Pennsylvania Pro Hall of Fame, Mr. McCoy has served on a number of boards including the YMCA Camp High Harbour and Wisconsin Special Olympics.
His “Play like a Champion” program has been presented to schools across the nation. This is the first time Mr. McCoy has spoken at Bishop Dunne.
For more information on the GeoTech series and the conference in the spring for teachers, see the school’s website: www.bdcs.org