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PSU Daily Collegian: Former NFL player Michael Sam, second lady Jill Biden headline Penn State SPA's distinguished speaker series

Author Name: Rebecca Ballough | Daily Collegian  

Published On Aug 31st, 2017

Several big names will be making their way to Penn State for the Student Program Association's (SPA) distinguished speakers series. 

Among the eight speakers: Former NFL player Michael Sam and second lady Jill Biden.

SPA announced the list of eight speakers Tuesday afternoon.

Other speakers include Noor Tagouri, Sonia Nazario and Brian Mosteller, W. Kamau Bell, the undecided Spring speaker, and Penn State Redas author, Lynsey Addario.

Sam will kick off the series at 8 p.m on Sept. 26 at the HUB-Robeson Center’s Heritage Hall.

A former standout at the University of Missouri, Sam became the first publically gay player to be drafted into the NFL. His NFL career was short-lived though after bring cut a couple of times. He has since become a prominent member in the LGBTQ community.

Biden, the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, continues the series on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium....