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University Of North Alabama Welcomes Author Amy Purdy For Distinguished Event Series

Sep. 05, 2018

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

By Bryan Rachal

University Communications

FLORENCE, Ala.-New York Times Best Selling author and Paralympian Amy Purdy will be the featured speaker for the University of North Alabama 2018 Distinguished Event Series.

The event will take place Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in Norton Auditorium on UNA's campus.

Purdy, who is also an actress, model and motivational speaker, is probably best known for her book,On My Own Two Feet, which is listed as a New York Times Best Seller.

Purdy is a double amputee who lost both legs at the age of 19 after contracting a form of bacterial meningitis. Shortly after receiving her prosthetic legs, Purdy began snowboarding, which eventually led to a World Cup in Parasnowboard.

Purdy has since been a presenter at both TEDx and Pop Tech, participated on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, CBS's The Amazing Race, and Oprah's The Life You Want Tour.

This event is free to the public.

For more information:https://www.una.edu/distinguished-events/index.html


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programsthrough the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business,Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions.Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renownedcollegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN and Big South Conferences.The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.