Wes Moore - 2017 President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series
Jan 30, 2017 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)
CCBC welcomes Wes Moore – best-selling author and BridegeEdu founder – as guest lecturer for 2017 President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture SeriesBaltimore County, MD – In honor of Black History Month, CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis welcomes acclaimed author and BridgeEdu founder Wes Moore as the guest lecturer for the 2017 President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series. Scheduled from 11 a.m. – 12: 30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14 at CCBC Catonsville (Center for the Arts), Moore’s topic — The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates — is based on one of his best-selling books.
Moore is a decorated Army combat veteran and a vigilant youth advocate. With a passion for education, he founded BridgeEdU, an innovative college platform that focuses on addressing the college completion and career placement crisis by reinventing the freshman year of college.
Moore graduated Phi Theta Kappa from Valley Forge Military College and in 1998 received his bachelor’s degree with honors from Johns Hopkins University. He completed a research degree (MLitt) in International Relations from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar in 2004.
Authoring two instant New York Times bestselling books, Moore’s The Other Wes Moore, told a story of the importance of individual decisions as well as community support. His book The Work, chronicled his journey to discover meaning in his work and how he found that meaning in service. Most recently he released, This Way Home, a young adult novel about the choices we make and the friendships we keep.
Moore has national acclaim and has been featured by USA Today, People Magazine, “The View,” NPR and more. He is also the host of “Beyond Belief” on the Oprah Winfrey Network and Executive Producer and host of “Coming Back with Wes Moore” on PBS.
CCBC’s President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. For tickets, contact the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787.
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