Distinguished News Correspondent to Speak at SJC

PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 16, 2009 – In an effort to begin a new dialogue about race relations and diversity in the community, St. Joseph’s College has invited renowned author and news anchor, John Quiñones to speak at its Long Island Campus in Patchogue on Monday, April 20, 2009. His talk, “A 20/20 Vision of Our Diverse Society” will take place at 12:40 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center and then again at 7:30 p.m. in the D’Ecclesiis Auditorium, both located in O’Connor Hall.

The recipient of seven Emmy Awards for his work at ABC, including What Would You Do?, Primetime Live, Burning Questions and 20/20, John Quiñones has had the honor of winning the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize for International Reporting and the World Hunger Media Award for the best reporting on hunger, poverty and self-reliance.

As the son of a laborer, John Quiñones has risen from a humble upbringing to become a household name. During broadcasts and speaking engagements, he shares his courageous stories, and the tales of other heroic individuals he has met while traveling the globe. Quiñones is also the author of Heroes Among Us: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Choices (Harper), in which he collects the narratives of heroes he has encountered and gives them the recognition they deserve.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 631.447.8252 or visit www.sjcny.edu. St. Joseph’s College is located at 155 W. Roe Blvd. in Patchogue, and is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Ave.).

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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