Distinguished Speaker Series

Each year, we invite special guest speakers to join our community in a special assembly in the Zalk Theater. Distinguished Speaker Series might feature alumni from the 50’s or from the 90’s or a member of our local or global community. Events might include a performance, demonstration, or presentation and always includes an interview followed by a question and answer period for students, faculty, and guests.

We invite our broader community of alumni, family, and friends to join us for these educational and thought-provoking events! Simply contact us to RSVP for an upcoming event.

Upcoming Speakers

April 28: Gunnar Lovelace ’95

Thrive Market Founder & Co-CEO

1995 alumnus Gunnar Lovelace is a serial entrepreneur in nonprofits, technology, fashion and real estate. Most recently he is the founder and co-CEO of Thrive Market, an online wholesale buying club on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for every American family. Thrive Market currently offers the 4,000 most popular natural and organic products in the world at 25-50% off retail, shipped anywhere in the U.S. for free. For every paid member on the site, the company also sponsors a free membership for a low-income family. Previously he co-founded Love Heals – a conscious jewelry company that has funded the planting of over 1,500,000 trees and sponsored of over 50,000 malnourished children. Prior to Love Heals, Gunnar started two technology companies in Los Angeles in software education and natural language processing, both of which were sold. In addition to his for-profit companies, Gunnar has started two non-profits in education and environmental training.

Past Speakers