The University has hosted “Let’s Talk” since 2008, when the event successfully raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Honors College. Since then the event has been repeated annually, and the Junior Fellows have attended each year, enjoying the enjoyable atmosphere, the diverse experts leading the conversation, and the warm school spirit.
This year, three Junior Fellows attended. Blake Roach sat at a table led by Professor Mike Yawn and Democratic County Chair Cindy Blaylock; Justin Beiser conversed with professional racer David Nickens; and Annel Gonzalez sat with Rice Professor Chris Bronk.
As usual, it was a wonderful evening. The food was delicious; the conversation stimulating; and it’s one of the high-dollar events in which students can feel comfortable. For the general public, it’s popularity is easy to understanding–it’s fun, it’s educational, and it’s for a good cause.