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    Captain Richard Phillips 

     Captain Richard PhillipsCaptain Richard Phillips, author and American merchant mariner who served as captain of the MV Maersk Alabama during its hijacking by Somali pirates in April 2009, will be the speaker at the Saint Vincent College New Horizons Speakers Series, in partnership with the Student Government Association, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in the gymnasium of the Robert S. Carey Student Center. Phillips’ dramatic story of being captured by Somali pirates and living to tell the tale was transformed into an Academy-Award and Golden-Globe nominated film, Captain Phillips, which hit the big screens in fall of 2013 starring Tom Hanks. 

    7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 23, 2014 

    Gymnasium
    Robert S. Carey Student Center

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    New Horizons Speaker Series LogoThe New Horizons Speakers Series is made possible through the support of the Saint Vincent College Office of Student Affairs in cooperation with the Student Government Association and the first Year Seminar Program. The Series is designed to present nationally-recognized speakers who have distinguished themselves in a variety of fields. The mission of the Series is to encourage the development of a balanced approach to a liberal arts education that seamlessly combines academic and student life.