The LEAP Ambassadors just finished a five-day trip to Arkansas, but they arrived home in time for LEAP Day. Not many organizations have a day named for them, but the LEAP Ambassadors treated it in appropriate fashion:
It was a picnic dinner at one of their favorite places: the Wynne Home. This also happens to be the workplace of Beatriz Martinez and the former workplace of Megan Chapa. Next door, the Smither Martin Law Firm (seen in the background) is the workplace of Kaitlyn Tyra.
With full employment, a grilled dinner by Austin Campbell, and a day named for them, they celebrated.
Of course, they can keep calm and carry on, when need be, and tomorrow they will return to their professional ways, with four of them working the elections and then gathering for a watch party.
Mike Yawn teaches at Sam Houston State University. In the past few years, he has taught courses on Politics & Film, Public Policy, the Presidency, Media & Politics, Congress, Statistics, Research & Writing, Field Research, and Public Opinion.
He has published academic papers in the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Social Security Quarterly, Film & History, American Politics Review, and contributed a chapter to the textbook Politics and Film.
He also contributes columns, news analysis, and news stories to newspapers such as the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express News, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Huron Daily Tribune, Laredo Morning Times, Beaumont Enterprise, Connecticut Post, and Midland Reporter Telegram.
Yawn is also active in his local community, serving on the board of directors of the local YMCA and Friends of the Wynne. Previously, he served on the Huntsville's Promise and Stan Musial World Series Boards of Directors.
In 2007-2008, Yawn was one of eight scholars across the nation named as a Carnegie Civic Engagement Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation.
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