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Wes Moore Lyceum appearance moved to Victoria Fine Arts Center

Jan. 11, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.


Due to popular demand, the location for the Victoria College Lyceum lecture featuring Wes Moore has been moved to the Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive in Victoria.

Moore will speak at noon Feb. 13. His talk is free and open to the public.

"While the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts is often the perfect venue for our Lyceum lectures, we realized early on that such a great response from the community would require a larger venue for Moore's lecture," said Darin Kazmir, Victoria College director of marketing and communications.

"By having the lecture at the Victoria Fine Arts Center, more students and community members from throughout the Crossroads will be able to hear Moore's message about motivation and self-determination," said Kazmir.

Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, social entrepreneur and host of "Beyond Belief" on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

His first book, "The Other Wes Moore," became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Born in 1978, Moore and his sisters were raised by their widowed mother. Despite early academic and behavioral struggles, he graduated Phi Theta Kappa in 1998 as a commissioned officer from Valley Forge Military College and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001.

He then became a Rhodes Scholar, studying international relations at Oxford University.

After his studies, Moore, a paratrooper and captain in the United States Army, served a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. He then served as a White House Fellow to Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice.

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