Glen Oaks Hispanic Student Alliance to meet with John Quiñones prior to public talk on Sept. 28 

John Quiñones (ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua)

Members of the Glen Oaks Community College Hispanic Student Alliance will have the privilege of meeting with ABC News veteran, creator and host, John Quiñones prior to his public talk on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. (Please note change in time of talk.)

Quiñones talk – “Opportunity Through Education: John Quiñones’ American Dream,” will be held at the Sturges-Young Center for the Arts, 201 North Nottawa Street, Sturgis, MI. The event is part of the 2023 Glen Oaks Viking Speaker Series.

“Since we had the opportunity to host a nationally recognized speaker for our community,” said Ben Fries, Glen Oaks director of advising and counseling and co-chair of the series, “we wanted to take advantage of the chance to engage our students. Twenty-five members of the Hispanic Student Alliance will join him for dinner where they will have the opportunity to have a more informal discussion.”

Quiñones has emerged as one of the most popular inspirational speakers in the world today. His moving presentations focus on his odds-defying journey, celebrate the life-changing power of education, champion the Latino American Dream and provide thought-provoking insights into human nature and ethical behavior.

A lifetime of “never taking no for an answer,” took Quiñones from migrant farm work and poverty to more than 30 years at ABC News, the anchor desk at “20/20,” and “Primetime,” and seven national Emmy awards for his reporting over the years.

Along the way, he broke through barriers, won the highest accolades, and became a role model for many.  As host and creator of “What Would You Do? “ the highly-rated, hidden-camera ethical dilemma news magazine now in its 15th season, Quiñones has literally become the “face of doing the right thing,” to millions of fans. It is a role that he has enthusiastically embraced off camera, with a popular book and inspirational keynote presentations that challenge both business and general audiences to examine the “What Would You Do?” moments we face every day.

The Viking Speaker Series is one of the college initiatives to offer a broad range of topics and bring diverse speakers to campus. The speeches are free and open to the public.

There will be a book signing, prior to the talk, from: 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.