Author Tawana Williams to Speak at MOC

MOUNT OLIVE – University of Mount Olive will host motivational speaker and author Tawana Williams on January 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM in Southern Bank Auditorium. Born without arms, Williams has traveled extensively and had numerous television appearances sharing her compelling story of overcoming obstacles with determination. She is CEO of her own non-profit organization, Tawana Williams Outreach, Inc.

Williams became a professional speaker in 1996, and has since spent her time travelling to venues of all kinds, including churches, schools, prisons, day cares, drug rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and corporations sharing her message of hope and inspiration. She is the author of four books, including the best seller Unarmed but Dangerous: The Tawana Williams story of Relentless Struggle and Ultimate Victory.

Williams has been praised by author and speaker Les Brown, who says, “Tawana’s life example will inspire you to soar to new heights and to accomplish things that will literally amaze you. Although Tawana does not carry a gun or knife, she is truly unarmed and dangerous because she uses the weapons of her faith in God and her unfailing commitment to serve His calling in her life, as we all should do.” This event is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact Machelle Bass, Director of Counseling Services, at 919-658-7758 or

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