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Speaker series kicks off with athlete Suzy Favor Hamilton

March 2, 2007 By Tina Frailey

Olympic athlete and University of Wisconsin–Madison track star Suzy Favor Hamilton will be the featured speaker at the “Perspectives for Success Breakfast Series” on Wednesday, March 14 at the Memorial Union.

Hamilton is the first in the series hosted by the Small Business Development Center at UW–Madison. Hamilton’s speech, “Drive for Success,” will detail her extensive running career and offer ways to use setbacks and obstacles to help motivate and further careers or goals.

“We all have our down times,” Hamilton says. “It’s what we take from them that is so important.”

Hamilton is a three-time U.S. Olympian and has been ranked in the top three among U.S. runners from 1989 to 2002. Hamilton was also featured in advertisements for companies such as Nike and Oakley and appeared in magazines from Sports Illustrated to Vogue and Rolling Stone.

The “Perspectives for Success Breakfast Series” runs from March 14 to June 6 and features seven speakers. Individual session tickets cost $29.50, which includes a full breakfast buffet. The entire series can be purchased at a discounted price of $177 for all seven sessions.

Call (608) 262-3909 to register for the series or (608) 263-7680 for more information. Registration for the Hamilton session must be submitted by March 7.

The Small Business Development Center strives to enhance the success of small business owners by providing practical, customer- focused management education, training, counseling and networking.