TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — After a brief hiatus, Indiana State University is bringing back its Speaker Series to a full audience. The season kicks off with a decorated US figure skating icon.
Nancy Kerrigan, an Olympic medalist, will speak at ISU’s Tilson Auditorium on September 13 at 7 p.m. Her presentation will focus on motivation and overcoming adversity.
Kerrigan won a bronze medal in the 1991 World Championships, a bronze medal in the Albertville Winter Olympics in 1992 and a silver medal at the 1992 World Championships. Off the ice, the Nancy Kerrigan Foundation has raised significant funds for the visually impaired in honor of her legally blind mother.
Speaker Series Program Director, Jennifer Cooks, said after the presentation Kerrigan will take questions from the audience and participate in a reception afterward.
“I think it’s really nice to have that one on one connection where people actually get an up-close and personal chance to meet with her. Nancy brings a great, great story and I think everybody’s going to really enjoy what she has to say,” Cooks said.
The event is free and open to the public.