Grace College Welcomes Louis Zamperini
Grace College is honored to welcome Louis Zamperini, former Olympian, World War II veteran, prisoner of war, and true American hero to campus to address the student body. On Wednesday, September 21, 94-year-old Zamperini will speak in the Freshman Foundations class. Zamperini will then address the student body in chapel at 10:30 a.m. in the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the Grace College campus. This chapel will be open to the public.
Each year the incoming freshman class is given a summer reading assignment. This book is then discussed in their Freshman Foundations class, and, when possible, the author or the subject of the book is brought to the campus. Unbroken was the assigned reading for summer 2011. Written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken is the powerful account of Louis Zamperini’s remarkable life story.
Today Louis Zamperini, former Olympic distance runner, American airman, and World War II veteran, is a motivational and inspirational speaker, traveling the world telling his story.