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ABC News correspondent John Quiñones to speak at Stritch in October

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 3:30:00 PM

John Quiñones, Emmy Award-winning ABC News correspondent, will visit Stritch for two speaking engagements on Oct. 24 -25.

John Quinones

The seven-time Emmy Award winner is a co-anchor on ABC’s “Primetime” and the sole anchor of “What Would You Do?,” one of the highest rated newsmagazine series in recent years. During his tenure at ABC, Quiñones has also reported for “20/20” and recently published a book, “Heroes Among Us.”

On Thursday, Oct. 24, the Kendall Lecture Series will present “Heroes Among Us: Creating a Caring Community.” During this event, which will be held at 7 p.m. in the Sister Camille Kliebhan Conference Center, Quiñones will discuss the courage and bravery it takes to stand up for those around us.

By chronicling such bravery, Quiñones captures America's can-do spirit and shows that through the slightest good deed, each one of us harbors a hero within. There is no better example of that heroism than the actions of countless bystanders and spectators at the Boston marathon a few months ago, who sprang into action and came to the rescue of victims of that horrific bombing.

Along with shining a light on that heroism, Quiñones will share his touching personal narrative of his rise from humble roots as the son of a laborer and a house cleaner to his life as a network anchor. With his stories of selflessness, strength and bravery, he offers inspiration, ultimately challenging each of us to learn from the great deeds of our neighbors and, in turn, to follow in that same heroic spirit- ordinary people who make extraordinary choices.

Veteran Milwaukee news anchor Kathy Mykleby will serve as emcee of the Oct. 24 Kendall Lecture Series event featuring ABC News correspondent John Quiñones.

Mykleby

Mykleby, who currently serves as co-anchor of WISN 12 News at 6 and 10 p.m., has been a mainstay in Milwaukee broadcast journalism, having served as a news reporter since 1980. Her news reports have taken her around the world, covering the return of Iran hostage Kevin Hermening, the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, the massive food drops in Somalia and American efforts to rebuild hospitals in Afghanistan

Admission to the Kendall Lecture Series is free; however, space is limited. Kindly respond by Friday, Oct. 18 by clicking here.

A special “Everyday Heroes” alumni reception will be held following the keynote address in the second floor Bonaventure Hall atrium. At the reception, alumni will have the opportunity to honor retiring members of the Stritch faculty and staff. Alumni can RSVP for the event and reception by clicking here.

For more information on Quiñones, please visit www.apbspeakers.com.

On Friday, Oct. 25, Quiñones will speak at the Saint Clare Center for Catholic Life’s Forums on Faith and Work. His presentation, “What Would You Do? Integrity in the Workplace,” will be held at the Italian Community Center from 7:15 -9 a.m.

In his second speaking engagement of the week, Quiñones will share his powerful story and lessons learned about human behavior, tendencies for good, and changing ethics in the workplace. His book, “Heroes Among Us” will be available to purchase.

The registration fee for this event is $25 per person or $200 per table (8 -10 place settings). Registration includes a plated breakfast.

For additional information or to register online, visit www.stritch.edu/faithandwork .

On Oct. 25, Quiñones will also hold a town hall style Q&A with 200 First Year Experience students at Stritch. Students will receive additional information from their advisers and instructors.