Virginia Tech survivor to speak at MVCC

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The Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series will host the presentation, “Safety is Personal: Lessons Learned as a Survivor of the Virginia Tech Tragedy” by survivor Kristina Anderson, at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in Schafer Theater, Information Technology Building, at the Utica Campus. Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students.

As the world witnessed the tragedy that transpired on the Virginia Tech campus in April 2007, Anderson’s life, and those of her classmates, rapidly changed as a student gunman entered her classroom and committed one of the worst acts of violence in U.S. history. Shot three times within 12 minutes, Anderson will share a candid, first-hand account of her personal experience, her journey toward recovery, and her mission to educate others in how to take personal accountability to plan and help prevent violence within our institutions of learning and communities.
Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at the College Stores on the Utica and Rome Campuses; online any time at; or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721. Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit
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