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Victoria College is planning a fun 'Welcome Home' for Natasha Verma, a Victoria College alumni and news anchor for NBC News in Denver. She will speak as part of the Lyceum Lecture Series at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts. The event takes place on Tuesday, April, 6th at 5:30 pm. Victoria College will also stream the lecture here.

Natasha earned her associate's degree from Victoria College before moving on to the University of Texas where she was the youngest student to graduate with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Biology.  As graduation season approaches, hearing a story like the one that belongs to Natasha might be just the kind of inspiration someone needs to take a big 'next step'. If you have ever wanted to work in media she can also share some great experiences.

The event is free to the public. Seating is limited. A quick call over to the box office at the Welder Center (361-570-8587) is all you need to do to reserve your tickets.

As someone else who has also spent time in several states and in cities large and small, I'm looking forward to hearing what Verma has to say about her time in the media. As someone who has also been a part of the media from before 9-11 through the coronavirus pandemic, I'm sure we've been in front of many similar scenarios.

I'm also inspired by Verma's fight against stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphoma. Chemotherapy led her to organize a non-profit company that makes wigs for women and children who are fighting illness. If you attend the event you can also find out more about the #PutACapOnCancer movement.

 

She told Victoria College, "I am very excited to return to my hometown and have the opportunity to talk about my life’s journey. Victoria and Victoria College still hold a special place in my heart.”

 

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