Walt's Pilgrimage with Christopher Tremblay
In today's My Disney Class Podcast episode, Ryan and Howie welcome Dr. Christopher Tremblay to the show. Christopher currently serves as Director of Admissions & Recruiting for Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He earned his doctorate of education in educational leadership from the University of Michigan in 2014 and has a post-master's certificate in enrollment management from Capella University. Christopher has also conducted national research on certifications in the fields of enrollment management, college admissions counseling, financial aid, and college access. He is also a Walt Disney scholar and teaches a college course based on the life of Walt Disney. Christopher has also published several books on the life of Walt Disney. These include Walt's Pilgrimage, Walt's Pilgrimage JR., The ABC's of Walt, Walt's Ancestors, and Walt of the Day.
On today's show, Christopher will talk with us about his love of Disney and specifically his passion for the journey Walt Disney took to create the world of Disney we know today. We learn about what lessons can be learned from the drive and determination Walt had and how we can turn that into lessons for ourselves and our students. Christopher will also talk with us about his college course that takes students across the country following Walt's footsteps until they reach the pinnacle of Walt's journey, Disneyland! Christopher ends the show discussing his personal train trip that will recreate Walt's journey and he also shares some answers to a quick round of Disney favorites questions.
We hope you enjoyed our chat with the amazing Dr. Christopher Tremblay! He really is following the footsteps of the great Walt Disney, in more ways than just the physical steps. Don't forget, if you haven't already, to join the fun and supportive community we have in our Facebook group, Educators who love Disney, and don't forget to rate and review our podcast on Apple music. Your support and feedback will only make us better!