January 16, 2013
Updated Jan 16, 2013 at 12:29 PM PDT
The son of a legendary investor will be in Fresno next month sharing his story and passion for arts education in our community. Peter Buffett the son of billionaire Warren Buffett is an Emmy Award winning composer who combines musical performance with a thought provoking discussion about one's own path in life. His upcoming concert was championed by
Fresno State President, John Welty and chancellor of State Center Community College, Deborah Blue, and the director of campaign communications at Fresno State, Kathleen Schock.
The College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State is the largest most diverse academic unit at Fresno State, serving 22 percent of the student population. State Center Community College District's enhanced network of educational centers served a population of more than one million people. SCCCD operates two community colleges, Fresno City College and Reedley College, as well as several educational and training centers.
SCCCD has an enrollment of nearly 40,000 students. Classes are also offered at additional satellite campuses in Dinuba, Easton, Fowler, Kerman,
Dr. Welty say studies show that arts education programs improve the developmental growth of children, while lowering delinquency and truancy rates. Dr. Welty say not only will he bring his music, but message of his book "Life Is What You Make It," to the stage. President Bill Clinton calls it "a wise and inspiring book that should be required reading for every young person seeking to find his or her place in the world." The concert benefits arts education programs at the College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State, State Center Community College District, the Fresno County Office of Education, and University High School. The son of legendary investor Warren Buffett will talk about the rewards of self-respect and the value of pursuing your individual passions and accomplishments, rather than society's concept of material wealth. He will also explore the notion that the journey to a vocation is rarely a straight path and often includes doubts, false starts, crises, and blunders along the way.
PETER BUFFETT CONCERT
SPONSORED BY KSEE 24
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE (Old Admin. Bldg Auditorium)
TICKETS: $45 (general admission), $65 (balcony), $100 (orchestra level)
College of Arts and Humanities at Fresno State:
State Center Community College District: