Immediate: April 12, 2011
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Please note that the following program takes the place of Rediscovering Malcolm X, which was scheduled for Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. That event has been cancelled.
Nassau Community College Presents "Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go"
Inspirational Speaker Lucille O’Neal, Shaquille O’Neal’s Mother
Garden City, NY – The Nassau Community College Spring 2011 Cultural Program is proud to present Lucille O’Neal (Shaquille O’Neal’s mother) who will discuss Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go on Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. in the College Center Building.
She may be the mother of one of the greatest athletes of all time, but Lucille O’Neal is much more than “Shaquille O’Neal’s mom.” Acquainted early in life with turmoil, her circumstances shaped her perspective, strengthening her resolve to overcome the challenges she would later encounter. O’Neal has endured poverty, rejection, abuse, alcohol addiction and the illness of a child, yet today her faith and compassion for others is stronger than ever. O’Neal shares her life story candidly — and often humorously — in her new book Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go. Touching on her years of spiritual unrest and mental welfare, she shares her struggles and disappointments against the backdrop of her sweetest memories and proudest accomplishments. After 56 years, O’Neal has gained the wisdom to recognize her wrongs and guide other women down a different path. Her story is proof that it’s never too late for a new beginning.
In 1997, O’Neal fulfilled her lifelong dream of going back to school. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Adult Education Program at Bethune-Cookman University and completed her graduate program (Master of Arts in Organizational Management) at the University of Phoenix.
For more information about Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go, which is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled, call 516.572.7153.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 24,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.