Track & Field Legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee Named Keynote Speaker at Southwestern Illinois College Graduation

Track & field legend, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, is scheduled to give the keynote address at Southwestern Illinois College’s graduation ceremonies on May 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the SWIC Belleville campus Varsity Gym. She will be joined by Ralph Korte, who will deliver the keynote address for the GED certification ceremony on May 14.

Photo shows Olympic Gold Medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, speaking with CBN Sports in February 2014 about her career and faith in Jesus Christ.

Photo shows track and field legend and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, speaking with CBN Sports in February 2014 about her career and faith in Jesus Christ.

“We are honored to have two such accomplished individuals speaking at these ceremonies,” SWIC President Georgia Costello said. “Both speakers demonstrate how far education, hard work and dedication can take you in life and they will serve as excellent role models for our students.”

Watch video of Jackie Joyner-Kersee speaking with CBN Sports about her career and faith.

Olympic Gold medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, ranks among the greatest athletes in the women’s heptathlon & women’s long jump. Jackie has also stood out as a philanthropist through her generosity, kind spirit and dedication to the development of young people, particularly in her hometown of East St. Louis, Illinois. She acknowledges Jesus Christ and speaks openly about her Christian faith. If you would like to book Christian athletes like Jackie Joyner-Kersee for a speaking engagement, guest appearance or church event, you can contact Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s booking agent for appearance and speaker fees at Christian Speakers 360.

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