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Tue, Oct 12


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Virtual FCAA Speaker Series and Alumni Mentor Program Kick-Off

Bigad Shaban, an Emmy-winning Investigative Reporter and former Cicerones President is our featured speaker! He will share stories and insights for life after Cicerones. We will also Kick-off the 2021-2022 Alumni Mentorship Program with some featured Mentors and Mentees from last year's program.

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Virtual FCAA Speaker Series and Alumni Mentor Program Kick-Off
Virtual FCAA Speaker Series and Alumni Mentor Program Kick-Off

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Oct 12, 2021, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM EDT

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About The Event

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More about the Speaker: Bigad Shaban, NM '03,  is an award-winning investigative reporter for NBC Bay Area.

Bigad has been recognized for his work by several news organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Louisiana Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Associated Press, and the Iowa Broadcast News Association.

Most recently Bigad led an investigation into the misuse of school police officers and captured the attention of top officials at the White House. The investigation led to security changes in schools across the country and was recognized with a George Foster Peabody award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award, two Emmy awards and an Edward R. Murrow award.

Prior to joining the Investigate Unit, Bigad was a network correspondent for CBS News, based in Los Angeles. He reported for CBS Newspath, the network's 24-hour affiliate news service. In addition to providing coverage for CBS affiliates across the country and network news partners abroad, Bigad also filed reports for CBS national broadcasts, including The CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, and CBS Sunday Morning.

Bigad has consistently been on the front lines of the nation's biggest stories, including the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco, and the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. He has covered the Oscars, major political elections, and some of the worst natural disasters in recent history. He also led the CBS coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics as the network's only credentialed correspondent inside the London games.

He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in broadcast journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 2006 where he was also elected to the UF Hall of Fame and honored with an Outstanding Leader Award by the UF Alumni Association. During his senior year at the University of Florida, while president of the Florida Cicerones, Bigad led the effort to bring back the long-lost F Book, a collection of university-based traditions that is, once again, bestowed to every incoming freshman.  He is married to fellow Cicerone Kelly (Van Buskirk) Shaban. 

More about the Alumni Mentor Program: Join us for lessons learned and best practices as we highlight Alumni Mentor and Mentee Pairings from our inaugural year.  Pairings for the 2021-2022 will be announced by email on October 15th!


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