ALBANY, NY – The Sage Colleges is pleased to welcome author Wes Moore to its Sage College of Albany campus on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Armory at Sage located at 130 New Scotland Avenue.
Wes 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 and shares the lives of two individuals with the same name but two very different fates.
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, where he also played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Moore 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 Condoleezza Rice. Moore serves on the board of the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Johns Hopkins University, and founded an organization called STAND! that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system.
Moore is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors, and advocates who serve our nation’s youth. A portion of all book proceeds for “The Other Wes Moore” are being donated to City Year and the U.S. Dream Academy.
At the conclusion of his lecture, Moore will host a book signing. Register for the free lecture at www.sage.edu/event/wes-moore/. Follow Moore on Twitter: wesmoore1 and
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IAmWesMoore. See More at WesMoore.com.
Media Contact: Deanna Cohen, director of external relations, The Sage Colleges
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