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Inspirational talk about overcoming adversity

Oct. 29 at NOVA-Manassas

On Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m. at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, bestselling author Marcus Engel will discuss how his life changed after a horrific accident.

When he was a college freshman, Engel was nearly killed by a drunk driver. Determined to reclaim his life, Engel endured two years of rehab and more than 300 hours of reconstructive facial surgery but his eyesight was gone forever.

Engel’s dramatic story of adapting to his new condition helps audiences understand the repercussions of unhealthy decisions, break through self-limiting behaviors, achieve success despite obstacles, turn adversity into victory, explore issues associated with disability and appreciate the value of interpersonal relationships.

The event is free and open to the public in Colgan Theater. The campus is located at 6901 Sudley Road, Manassas. Follow signs to free parking. To learn more, contact Marcie Schreibman at 703.530.3057 or mschreibman@nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.