Olympian on WT Campus

By Veronica Dietrich | vdietrich@kamr.com

Published 03/17 2014 10:39AM

Updated 03/17 2014 05:38PM

The WTAMU Distinguished Lecture Series is bringing Olympic medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee to campus for a 7 p.m. presentation on March 24.

The event is free and open to the public in the JBK Legacy Hall.
She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, a six-time Olympic medalist and a four-time world champion. 

She continues to hold Olympic and national records in the long jump as well as the world heptathlon record of 7,291 points. 

Joyner Kersee is also known for her work off the field. 

She works tirelessly for children's education, health issues, racial equality, social reform and women's rights. 

WTAMU's Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 2007 to bring persons of national prominence to campus to expose students to important issues of our times. 

Speakers to date have included President Bill Clinton, Jared Diamond, Maya Angelou, Sally Ride, Bob Woodward and Robert Ballard.

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