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Cokie Roberts to speak at "One Hundred Incredible Women" event

GREENVILLE, NC   (Sept. 24, 2007)   —   Political commentator and news analyst Cokie Roberts will be the featured speaker at “A Legacy of Leadership: One Hundred Incredible ECU Women” hosted by the Women’s Roundtable at East Carolina University.

The ticketed event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Greenville Hilton.

“To recognize these incredible women and present a speaker such as Cokie Roberts certainly helps the Women’s Roundtable to meet its mission of celebrating the importance of women in the founding and history of ECU and encouraging their continued leadership,” said Kay Chalk, chairwoman of the group.

The Women’s Roundtable works to advance ECU’s role as a force for enhancing the health care, cultural, educational and economic climate of the region and state.

The 100 women who will be honored at the event are all ECU alumnae recognized by their peers as outstanding leaders in their respective fields. The event will highlight women in leadership in 10 categories: public service, performing arts, fine arts, business and industry, sports, education, health sciences, media, professional and research.

An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Roberts is a senior news analyst for National Public Radio, where she won the Edward R. Murrow Award, and a political commentator for ABC News. She has covered the U.S. Congress, politics and policy for 15 years. Roberts is the author of the national bestseller “We Are Our Mother’s Daughters” and “Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation.” Published in 2004, the book explores the lives of the women behind the men who wrote the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

Tickets for the event are $50 each. Contact Vicky Morris at the ECU Office of University Development at 328-9559 for more information.


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