Boyd Matson to Speak at PLN

Southern Nazarene University hosts the second Peer Learning Network (PLN) of the year with speaker Boyd Matson on Thursday, November 1, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Royce Brown Business Building located at NW 39th Expressway and Peniel on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.

Boyd Matson, the long-time host of the Emmy award-winning National Geographic Explorer TV series, leads an engaging presentation on facing challenges within charged environments. Matson shares lessons he has learned through his career reporting for National Geographic. He applies these life experiences to various settings and cultures both in the business and personal world.

Matson, a 1969 political science graduate of Southern Nazarene University (then Bethany Nazarene College), returns to his alma mater for this PLN session. He has held the envious job of traveling to exotic locations and joining thrilling expeditions, as the former anchor of National Geographic Explorer. The lessons he has learned from adventures in the great outdoors – like standing firm in the face of opposing challenges – translate easily into our everyday indoor work in the world of business.

Matson is currently the host of a new National Geographic series airing on PBS called Wild Chronicles, offering rare access and in-depth reporting on the state of the natural world. Previously he was a co-anchor of NBC’s Weekend Today program, and an NBC News correspondent in the 1980s, working mostly on news features.

The Peer Learning Network was established and facilitated by Southern Nazarene University in 1995, the Peer Learning Network brings together the CEO and leadership teams of Oklahoma-based companies who have committed to be Major Partners in the Peer Learning Network. Partners utilize PLN for the purpose of professional development. Members pool resources and thereby hear world-class presenters, share management, leadership and planning ideas and network with a wide array of successful Oklahoma company representatives.

The remaining Peer Learning Network sessions for this year are as follows.

Robert Novak and Mark Shields
The 2008 Election & Beyond: Point & Counterpoint
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Royce Brown Business Building on the campus of Southern Nazarene University

Tony Snow
PLN Presents Luncheon Presentation
Thursday, April 17, 2008
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Cox Convention Center, Downtown Oklahoma City

For more information on the Peer Learning Network contact The Office of University Advancement at Southern Nazarene University at 405.491.6311 or e-mail