"Chris Cathcart, founder of Ledge magazine, has developed a unique medium to bring to bear truth and dispel myths about HIV/AIDS through film and his dynamic interactive presentations. His work is educational, engaging, and absolutely electrifying. He has been a courageous and welcome presence on the University of the District of Columbia campus. His energetic and direct style has lasting effects as student continue to have meaningful and thought-provoking discussions long after he has gone! "
Sislena Grocer Ledbetter, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling and Student Development
University of the District of Columbia
"Mr. Cathcart's speech was truly riveting. His passion for the field of public relations was heartfelt at our D. Parke Gibson Chapter Luncheon and his many accomplishments have inspired me to put my best foot forward at all times, be concise with all the business you do in PR, and lastly strive for perfection with every task given. Cathcart was a prime example of versatility whether it be corporate PR all the way to entertainment PR. I greatly aspire to follow in his footsteps and accomplish at least half of what he has. Chris Cathcart is genuinely a modern day pioneer of PR."
Christopher A. Caraway
Howard University Student
Remarking on Cathcart's Leadership/Communications presentation for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell HBCU Behavioral Health Policy Academy Conference in Orlando, FL.
"It was great to get to watch a master at work. Watching your presentation, I was highly impressed with your fluidity, confidence, and intellect. My class was talking about you well into the next day. Kudos!"
L. Michael Gipson
For the past several years, Cathcart has organized a panel for the ECDC, a group working to help African Refugees. He has tried to use these workshops as a means to encourage broader support for this critical issue.
“Chris has become an integral part of our annual conferences. Over the past several years he has coordinated conference sessions that critically examine the relationship between Africans and African-Americans; the impact of the media; and the role of African-American political and religious institutions in highlighting the plight of African refugees. These sessions have provided invaluable insights that directly impact the work we do. Chris' involvement in our conference has become something of a tradition over the past five years, and I look forward to our continued partnership with him.”
Tsehaye Teferra, Ph.D.
Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC)
Along with speaking at schools and universities across the nation, Cathcart takes great pride in regularly returning to his alma mater to speak to classes and student groups. He serves as a mentor for Howard University’s journalism and public relations departments.
“I've always admired Christopher Cathcart as a man of integrity who keeps his word and truly gives back to his community and alma mater. Whenever he's in Washington, he makes it a point to visit Howard University and to share his vast expertise with our students. He employs the perfect blend of humor and reality in his down-to-earth discussions. And these aren't drive-by visits. Chris maintains contact with students, serving as a mentor, offering invaluable advice at any time on any subject, and introducing them to other professionals who can guide their careers.”
Ms. Yanick Rice Lamb
Professor of Journalism, Howard University
Cathcart frequently speaks to journalism students at New York's famed The New School, offering messages of inspiration and professional encouragement.
"Chris Cathcart has the unique ability to connect with everyone in the room and make them think of themselves in a much different way. He speaks to the people, not over them. When he’s done telling stories and providing motivational messages, the audience immediately wants to implement some of his concepts of changing the world, their world, for the better. His approach completely engages the audience. And there will not be a person who leaves the room without being a better human simply for listening to him speak. Cathcart is a captivating orator and an all-round good person."
Mr. Richard Huff
Author, Journalist and Adjunct Professor of Journalism