The Friends promote understanding and appreciation of the Texas A&M University Libraries and play a major role in fundraising. Gifts to the Friends support positive student experiences by funding collections, preservation, spaces, projects, awards and much more. Members enjoy events and annual meetings with notable speakers.
Rescheduled Friends 50th Anniversary and University Libraries’ 6 Millionth Volume Celebration.
Featuring Kathryn Clark Childers
Author of Scared Fearless: An Unlikely Agent in the US Secret Service
Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Please join us for a short business meeting followed by Kathryn Childers’ presentation of her life as one of the first female agents of the United States Secret Service. From harrowing to glamorous, Childers takes you on a jaw-dropping ride-along sharing anecdotes of training and protecting some of the world’s most important people including the children of President John F. Kennedy.
Kathryn Clark Childers made history as one of the first five female US Secret Service agents hired in 1970. Kathryn joined 1,100 men in the elite 105-year-old agency where she shot holes in the “glass ceiling” of this man’s world investigating counterfeit, working undercover, and protecting the President and world leaders.
Today, Kathryn is sought after on the national speaking circuit not only entertaining audiences with her astonishing and fascinating history, but motivates, engages, and inspires audiences to real action. She shares the secret of her success coaching all ages to grasp her life-long mantra – “do it scared!” – and make it their own. Kathryn brings the perfect balance of a one-of-a-kind experience blended with story-telling charm taking audiences on a jaw-dropping ride-along sharing anecdotes of training and protecting some the world’s most important people.
Since leaving the Service and moving to the Corpus Christi area in 1973, Childers has been a television producer, broadcaster, and talk show host.
This event sponsored by the Texas Pioneer Foundation Fund.