Gary's Radio/Television Appearances and Major Presentations!
Gary Lavergne is known throughout the United States as an excellent public and motivational speaker. He has represented the United States in issues relating to college admissions policy, been a guest lecturer at some of the finest universities in the world, and he has done stand-up comedy on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. He has stunned audiences into silence with incredible stories of courage, good, and evil while relating his experiences researching and writing about mass murder for A Sniper in the Tower and Worse than Death, and serial killing for The Bad Boy from Rosebud. On other, lighter occasions, he has brought laughter to many thousands of people with funny stories from his youth and experiences as a Cajun from "the great state of Louisiana." At some events he has pulled out his guitar and educated audiences on the hilarious differences between Country and Cajun Music. Additionally, Gary is an award-winning educator who has riveted audiences of all types with observations from his rich experiences as a high school teacher and administrator on the district, regional, and state agency levels, and as a professional formerly employed by the American College Testing Program (ACT), the College Board, and presently as the Director of Admissions Research at The University of Texas at Austin.
Gary has also made many appearances on radio and television. Listed below are just a few of his more memorable appearances.
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February 14, 2011 -- http://www.dralvinjones.com/ Gary was interviewed by radio personality Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones. The coverage was about his new book Before Brown.
January 27, 2011 – Noon to 1:30pm Texas Union, Eastwoods Room 2.102 25th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights at The University of Texas at Austin. The symposium is coordinated by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement and sponsored by several university departments. This is the 25th anniversary year of the symposium. Gary M. Lavergne discussed, Before Brown: Heman Marion Sweatt, Thurgood Marshall, and the Long Road to Justice. From 5:30 to 7:00pm
January 27, 2011 -- KTBC TV (FOX), Austin TX. Gary appeared on the FOX Morning Show to promote his lecture at the Heman Sweatt Symposium.
January 26, 2011 -- KXAN TV (NBC), Austin, TX. Gary appeared in an "On the Porch" segment with Jim Swift. The topic was the Heman Sweatt Symposium.
January 25, 2011 - Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, Gary delivered a lecture to a graduate class on "Access to Higher Education in Texas: The Heman Marion Sweatt Story."
January 12-13, 2011 -- 4th Annual Invitational Symposium on College Readiness, Sponsored by the Southwest Region Office of ACT, Inc. Westin Galleria, Dallas, TX. On January 13th at noon Gary Lavergne delivered the closing keynote address based on his book Before Brown.