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Kristin Clark Taylor to appear at NOVA-Manassas

First African-American woman to serve as White House Director of Media Relations

On Feb. 27, Kristin Clark Taylor will discuss her experiences as the first African-American female White House Director of Media Relations in Colgan Theater at the Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Road. The evening will begin with light refreshments at 6 p.m., followed by Taylor’s presentation at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Taylor is an award-winning author, veteran journalist, and nationally recognized communications and political strategist. Taylor was a member of USA Today’s original creation and launch team. She remained with the newspaper for five years before accepting an offer to work for then-Vice President George H.W. Bush as a communications strategist, press officer and writer. When Bush was elected president, he appointed Taylor White House Director of Media Relations. After serving the president for a few years, she left for a position in the private sector. Taylor recently received the 50th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Award from Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters. Her fourth book, “The Forever Box,” was published in 2011 and she is currently working on her next book. Taylor lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband, Lonnie.

The event is sponsored by the Manassas Campus Office of Student Life. To learn more, call 703-530-2838 or email ryoung@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.