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Meet Aaron Vessup

Aaron Antonio Vessup

Aaron "Antonio" Vessup, retired Professor Emeritus of Elgin Community College and founder of Cultures in Focus, is a Los Angeles native with over 30 years of experience in higher education. Having completed advanced studies in "Organizational Communications Conflict Management" at University of Pittsburgh, Antonio has dedicated his life to building cultural bridges through art.

Today, Antonio divides his time between Las Vegas, Nevada and Beijing, China. He continues to work as a lecturer, international photographer, and has published several books. Additional works include lectures on cultural outdoor media campaigns, which explore seven world cultures, and a collection of world essays entitled "Beyond Cultural Anxieties: Ingredients of Fear, Quests for Character."

Awards Received For

  • Competitive Speaking & Performance
  • Competitive Sports
  • Creative Writing
  • Photography
  • Cable Television Community Programming
  • Foreign Expert for Teaching

Member Of

  • American Society of Training and Development (ASTD)
  • Society for International Education Training and Research (SIETAR)
  • International Platform Association
  • World Congress of Poets (Lifetime)
  • International Society of Poets (Lifetime)
  • Chicago Artists Coalition
  • International Center for Photography
  • The American Academy of Poets
  • Center for International Photography
  • International Freelance Photographers Association
Beyond Cultural Anxieties: Ingredients of Fear, Quests for Character

Founder Of

  • Group Communications Associates
  • Cultures in Focus International
  • The International Multi-Cultural Speakers Consortium

IPA Silver Bowl for Poetry

IPA Silver Bowl for Poetry

Antonio with Senator Paul Simon

With Senator Paul Simon

Gwendolyn Brooks

With Gwendolyn Brooks

Derrick Walcott

With Derrick Walcott

Directors of International Platform Association

With Directors of International Platform Association

Another Winner of the Foreign Experts of Teaching Award

Another Winner of the Foreign Experts of Teaching Award


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