'Joker One' Author Donovan Campbell Visits SHU Feb. 22

Event Free and Open to the Public

donovan-campbell.jpgSiena Heights University will host best-selling author Donovan Campbell on campus at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Francoeur Theater.


Campbell, author of “Joker One: A Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership and Brotherhood,” was the summer book read by students in SHU’s First Year Experience program. Campbell will visit campus to meet SHU students, faculty and staff and speak about his experiences as a Marine serving in Iraq.


The event is free and open to the public, and Campbell will conduct a book-signing at the end of the program.


According to a press release from his publishing company, Random House, Campbell, after graduating from Princeton and motivated by his unwavering patriotism and commitment, decided to join the service. He realized becoming a Marine officer would allow him to give back to his country, engage in the world and learn to lead. In this immediate, thrilling and inspiring memoir, Campbell recounts a timeless and transcendent tale of brotherhood, courage and sacrifice.

Told by the man who led a 40-man unit of hard-pressed Marines named Joker One, the book is a gripping tale of a leadership, loyalty, faith and camaraderie through the best and worst of times.


For more information about the event, call Rachel Duff Anderson at 517-264-7929 or email rduff@sienaheights.edu.

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