Seventh Annual UCCS
Significant Speaker Event
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Gallogly Events Center | 7:00 P.M.
Elite Athlete Panel Featuring: Gabby Douglas, Rachael Flatt, and Allysa Seely
- Gabby Douglas, a member of the gold-winning American team at the 2011 and the 2015 World Championships, and the all-around silver medalist at the 2015 World Championships, is the first African-American woman, and the first woman of color of any nationality to win an Olympic Gold Medal as the All-Around Individual Champion in Gymnastics.
- At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Gabby won her third Olympic Gold medal in the Team Competition, as the only All-Around Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast in U.S. history to return to a second Olympics, and is also the reigning AT&T American Cup all-around champion.
- Former President Barak Obama recently appointed Gabby Douglas to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.
The Office of Student Activities, in partnership with Residence Life and Housing, are proud to announce the 2017 UCCS Significant Speaker event featuring a moderated panel discussion focusing on the inspiring stories and insights from women who are some of the United States' most notable, elite athletes. Gabby Douglas, will headline the panel, which will also include 2008 World Junior champion, four time silver medalist on the Grand Prix series, and the 2010 U.S. national champion and Olympian, Figure Skater and local sensation, Rachael Flatt. Joining Gabby and Rachael on the panel will be Allysa Seely, the first American paralympic gold medalist in the triathlon (swimming, running and cycling), and a two-time World Championship, three-time pan American Champion, and a 15 World Cup Medals.Stay tuned for more information coming soon on an elite para-athlete panelist. We are also proud to announce that Lauren Ferrara, Fox 21 weekday evening news anchor, will moderate the panel. The event will take place at UCCS on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the Gallogly Events Center.
Early bird advanced ticket sales will begin on Monday, January 30 at 10:00 A.M. at the University Center Information Desk. Tickets will be $2 for all UCCS students, UCCS Faculty/Staff, and anyone with a military ID. Tickets for community members will be $10 and can be purchased online. Ticket Prices will increase in April, so purchase your tickets early!
For more information on Gabby Douglas, as well as the other speakers featured on the panel, please visit the following websites:
Mark your calendars for this event! If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Cucchiara, Director of Student Activities and Community service. (email@example.com/719-255-3540)