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UWFox Hosts Noted Author Bill Strickland

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is hosting noted author and speaker, Bill Strickland, as part of the 2012 Fox Cities Book Festival and the campus Scholars Series. Strickland will be speaking in Perry Hall on the UWFox campus in Menasha, on Monday, April 16, from noon to 1:00 p.m. Bill Strickland

As president-CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and its subsidiaries, Strickland builds partnerships to help the disadvantaged build a better future. He's also the author of “Make the Impossible Possible,” which includes his story of how a kid from Pittsburgh's ghetto would go on to lecture at Harvard and serve on the National Endowment of the Arts board. This book has been chosen as the “2012 Fox Cities Reads” selection.

Strickland is nationally recognized as a visionary leader who authentically delivers educational and cultural opportunities to students and adults within an organizational culture that fosters innovation, creativity, responsibility and integrity.

Throughout Strickland's distinguished career, he has been honored with numerous prestigious awards for his contributions to the arts and the community, including the coveted MacArthur “Genius” award. The past several decades have been dedicated to maintaining successful relationships with prominent national foundations and political leaders who share his passion and vision for a healthier future.

Strickland’s presentation is free and open to the public with unreserved seating. For more information, contact Jeff Kuepper, UWFox Student Activities Coordinator and chairperson of the 2012 Fox Cities Book Festival event, 920-832-2671, or email jeff.kuepper@uwc.edu.

 

Posted on 04/13/2012