James Earl Jones
Highlights 2002-2003 Speaker Series
The Office of Student
Activities of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke announced
the 2002-2003 Distinguished Speaker Series. The line-up includes James
Earl Jones and Henry Winkler.
year's season offers diverse of entertaining speakers. Whether you are
a fan of "Star Wars," "The Lion King," "West
Side Story," or "Happy Days," there is something in the
series for you.
More than 5,000
people attended last year's series, and UNCP administrators are excited
about the growing interest in the program.
students have enjoyed the opportunity to hear and ask questions of individuals
on the cutting edge of many issues in our society," Chancellor
Allen C. Meadors said. "This is also something that benefits the
larger community surrounding our university."
said the community support has been exciting for the university.
performed in front of an audience of almost 3,000. It was incredibly
exciting and an indicator of how far we have come with the series,"
Chancellor Meadors said. "I wish even more people would take advantage
of this service to our students and extended community."
news series is set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 24 with former CNN Headline
News anchor Lynne Russell. Russell co-hosted "The Week In Review."
She is also a licensed private investigator. Russell is a first-degree
black belt in Choi Kwang-Do, a bodyguard to visiting film stars and
celebrities, and a Fulton County deputy sheriff in the reserve division.
She is the author of "How to Win Friends, Kick Ass and Influence
the series Tuesday, Nov. 12 is actor Henry Winkler, best known as "The
Fonz" in the long-time hit show "Happy Days." Although
Winkler's leather jacket is hanging in The Smithsonian and re-runs of
the show continue to air on Nickelodeon's "Nick At Night"
program, the actor continues to stay busy directing and producing TV
shows. He even makes occasional appearances in movies like "The
Waterboy" and "Little Nicky," which he did with friend
Adam Sandler. He recently won an Emmy nomination for his performance
in ABC's "The Practice."
Earl Jones, the legendary actor with the unforgettable voice, is the
third speaker in the series, appearing Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003 (Homecoming
week). Jones' voice gave character to the villainous Darth Vader in
the renowned "Star Wars" Trilogy, but his resume does not
stop there. He has appeared in several Tom Clancy thrillers, such as
"Clear and Present Danger" and "Patriot Games."
11, 2003 is Rita Moreno, a regular in the hit HBO original series "Oz."
Moreno is well known as the only female performer to have won an Oscar,
a Tony, and a Grammy Award. She also starred in the classic motion picture
"West Side Story."
Ending the series
on April 28, 2003 is Kelvin Sampson. A Pembroke native, Sampson is a
1978 UNCP graduate and head basketball coach at Oklahoma University.
Oklahoma made the final four of the NCAA basketball tournament in March.
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