February 26, 2016

Presidential Speaker Series at NJCU on March 2 Features Four Olympic Medalists from the Legendary Clark Family

The Presidential Speaker Series at New Jersey City University (NJCU) will feature “A Conversation with the Clarks” on Wednesday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m., in Margaret Williams Theatre of Hepburn Hall, 2039 Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City.  Admission is free. To reserve a free ticket, click here.
 
Four members of the Clark family, often called the “first family of track and field,” will speak: four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs, five-time Olympian Jearl Miles-Clark, three-time Olympian Hazel Clark, and world-renowned Olympic coach J.J. Clark. The conversation will be moderated by radio talk show host Bert Baron.
The program will bring Team Clark together to discuss how they attained an unprecedented level of success both on the field and off.   Representing an entrepreneurial spirit in the finest sense, members of the Clark family share experiences, challenges, and their drive to succeed. 
Ms. Clark Diggs, four-time Olympian and legendary half-mile runner, inspires and motivates children to be more disciplined in every aspect of their lives through sports and an active life style.  Her advocacy for children’s health is renowned.  Ms. Clark Diggs is a businesswoman, author, and media personality.  Five-time Olympian Jearl Miles-Clark won two Gold Medals and one Silver medal in Olympic competition and four Golds in the World Championships. She currently is the head track and field coach for the University of Tennessee. Three-time Olympian Hazel Clark holds six national titles and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame. The three women made history when they swept the 2000 Olympic trials for 800 meters. They will be joined by Hazel and Joetta’s brother J.J. Clark, a world-renowned Olympic coach, who is in his first year coaching women’s track and field and cross country at the University of Connecticut.
The speaker series will include three additional programs:
 
Tuesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m., NJCU School of Business, 160 Harborside Plaza 2, Jersey City (Free)
Janice Bryant Howroyd is an African-American entrepreneur who is the founder and chief executive officer of ACT•1 Group, the largest privately-held, woman- and minority-owned workforce management company in the United States.


Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m., Margaret Williams Theatre, NJCU (Free)
Michael Moschen, one of the world's leading jugglers, has performed throughout the world on stage, film, and television. A MacArthur Foundation Fellow, he is deeply involved in understanding and sharing the physical and mathematical principles that underlie his work.
 
Monday, April 4, 6:30 p.m., IMAX Theatre, Liberty Science Center ($25)
Carolyn Porco is the leader of the imaging science team on the Cassini mission presently in orbit around Saturn and an imaging scientist on the New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.
 
Reservations are required for all lectures.
 
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ABOUT New Jersey City University (NJCU)
The mission at New Jersey City University (NJCU) is to provide a diverse population with an excellent education. The University is committed to the improvement of the educational, intellectual, cultural, socioeconomic, and physical environment of the surrounding urban region and beyond.  Established in 1927 as a training school for teachers, today NJCU is among the most comprehensive universities in the state.  Located in Jersey City, NJ, and minutes from New York City, NJCU's fully accredited College of Arts and Sciences, Education, Professional Studies, and School of Business offer 43 undergraduate degree programs and 27 master’s programs and 2 doctoral programs, including emerging and interdisciplinary fields.
 
NJCU students engage in rigorous applied-learning experiences that include opportunities to study abroad, and cooperative education internships.  NJCU operates two additional campus sites—NJCU School of Business at Harborside Plaza 2 in Jersey City’s financial district and NJCU at Brookdale in Wall Township in Monmouth County. 
 
 
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