Leah Seupersad, 404-413-1354
Martha Fowler, 404-413-1676
Division of Student Affairs
ATLANTA—John Quiñones, ABC news correspondent and host of the network’s primetime show “What Would You Do,” will speak at Georgia State University at 11:30 a.m. March 13 in the GSU Student Center Speaker’s Auditorium.
Quiñones will be the featured speaker during the GSU Division of Student Affairs' Annual Cultural Event. His speech is titled “Hispanic People in America: A Vision of Their Lives Today and Prospects for the Future.” The event is free and open to the public.
“Even though Georgia State University has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, it is important for the university community to regularly examine the customs and traditions of other cultures in order for us to celebrate and embrace our differences and similarities,” said Cherryl Arnold, director of the Office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs.
John Quiñones is the Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC newsmagazine "Primetime" and has been with the network nearly 25 years. He has covered a number of high-profile stories, including being the first journalist to get an exclusive interview with Mario Sepulveda, the first survivor to speak about being trapped in a collapsed mine for 69 days during the Chilean miners' disaster in 2010.
Quiñones is also the sole anchor of the "Primetime" series "What Would You Do?," which test human nature through hidden camera scenarios.
The Annual Cultural Event is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, the Office of Educational Opportunity and TRIO Programs, Students Support Services, Student Support Services-STEM, the McNair Program and the Office of the Dean of Students/Intercultural Relations.
Doors will open at 11 a.m. and seating is limited. For information about the program, contact 404-413-1680.