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Artist Series: Performing Faith: The Life of Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom
At 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening, October 8, 2013, Melissa Cancel will present the life of World War II concentration camp survivor Corrie ten Boom. The artist series event will be performed on the main stage in the gymnasium.

Cornelia "Corrie" ten Boom was born in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1892. She was a Dutch Christian, who, along with father and other family members, helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II and was imprisoned for it. Her most famous book, The Hiding Place, describes the ordeal.

Dr. Melissa Cancel
Dr. Melissa Cancel, associate professor of speech communication, earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from CCC, a master of arts in communication from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of South Florida. She teaches a variety of communication courses at CCC, including acting, communication theory, the fundamentals of communication, and oral interpretation. An avid writer and communicator, Dr. Cancel has appeared in several publications and has presented papers at the National Communication Association.

Please join us for an inspirational evening as Dr. Cancel brings us into the world of Corrie ten Boom through her dramatic interpretation. Tickets go on sale September 10, 2013; $12 general admission, $10 seniors, students, military, and alumni. Contact the box office at 727-726-1153 ext. 268 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for tickets and information.