HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2016 – The UNC-TV network will broadcast an encore presentation of “High Point University Presents: A Conversation with Wes Moore and Nido R. Qubein” at 6 p.m. on April 17.
In an eye-opening discussion, HPU President Nido Qubein uncovers Moore’s unique experiences and inspiring ideas on overcoming challenges and adversity to achieve greatness.
“I don’t know if you can have true success without understanding what failure is and what failure looks like,” said Moore to a crowd in the HPU Hayworth Fine Arts Center during his conversation with Qubein. “Because if all you have seen is success, it means you haven’t really reached hard enough; you haven’t really tried hard enough.”
The UNC-TV network will broadcast conversations with Qubein and influential leaders at 6 p.m. each Sunday in April.
About Wes Moore:
Moore’s first book, “The Other Wes Moore,” became an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-seller. His second book, “The Work,” provided the theme for HPU’s Common Experience, which encouraged students and faculty to engage in discussion, intellectual inquiry and experiential activities throughout the academic year.
Born in 1978, Moore and his sisters were raised by their widowed mother. Despite early academic and behavioral struggles, he graduated Phi Theta Kappa in 1998 as a commissioned officer from Valley Forge Military College and Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2001, where he also played football and earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations. He then became a Rhodes Scholar, studying international relations at Oxford University.
After his studies, Moore, a paratrooper and captain in the United States Army, served a combat tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 1st Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. Moore then served as a White House fellow to the 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, HPU’s 2016 Commencement speaker. He serves on the board of the Iraq Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Johns Hopkins University and founded an organization called “STAND!” that works with Baltimore youth involved in the criminal justice system.
Moore is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors and advocates who serve our nation’s youth.