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An Evening With Jamie Lee Curtis to Benefit Student Scholarships
June 8, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
MCC Celebrity Forum 2018
An Evening with Jamie Lee Curtis to Benefit Student Scholarships
The 20th annual Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum will feature actress, children’s-book author and philanthropist Jamie Lee Curtis, at 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. Tickets on sale NOW!
Proceeds from Celebrity Forum support scholarships for Middlesex students. Since 2004, 122 scholarships have been awarded totaling $304,500.
“This is the college’s signature scholarship-fundraising event and supporting this extraordinary evening will positively impact our talented students who seek to change their lives through education.,” said MCC President James Mabry. “With the upcoming opening of MCC’s Academic Arts Center, we welcome Jamie Lee to the 20th Celebrity Forum as an inpidual who’s given so much to the arts and important charitable endeavors.
The daughter of legendary actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, Curtis has starred in a variety of acclaimed films including “Freaky Friday,” “True Lies,” “Trading Places” and “A Fish Called Wanda.”
In television, she co-starred opposite Richard Lewis in the sitcom “Anything But Love,” and appeared in the title role in TNT’s adaptation of Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Heidi Chronicles.” She earned an Emmy nomination for her role in the CBS telefilm “Nicholas’ Gift,” and recently starred in “Scream Queens” on Fox.
Curtis has a deep and active connection to many children’s charities, including serving on the Board of Trustees at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She has received awards from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Endowment of the Arts for her work.
In addition to acting, Curtis is also an author of best-selling children’s books – many dealing with complex issues such as adoption. She has sold more than 5 million books under the banner “Books to Grow By.” Titles include “Today I Feel Silly,” “It’s Hard to Be Five” and “Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born.”
Ms. Curtis’ latest Book Me, My Selfie & I will be out in September and in October Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her iconic role as Laurie Strode in the new Halloween film, which marks 40 years from the original release.
Curtis is committed to supporting Women in Recovery and Children affected by AIDS. She has served on the Board of Directors of CASA (The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University) as well as The R. Scott Hitt Foundation.
MCC’s Celebrity Forum is an annual event that presents well-known personalities for the educational and cultural enrichment of area residents. Presenting Sponsor of all 20 Celebrity Forum events is The TJX Companies, Inc.
Past Celebrity Forum speakers include Walter Cronkite with Doris Kearns Goodwin, Colin Powell, former President George Bush with former First Lady Barbara Bush, Rudy Giuliani, David McCullough, Barbara Walters, Tim Russert, Geena Davis, Mike Wallace and Chris Wallace, Jay Leno, Sarah Ferguson, Ken Burns, Robin Roberts, Michael J. Fox, former First Lady Laura Bush with Jenna Bush Hager, Robert Redford, William Shatner, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, and David Ortiz.
Tickets to An Evening with Jamie Lee Curtis are $29, $39 and $49, and go on sale Friday, April 6.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Lowell Memorial Auditorium Box Office at 866-722-8881; online at www.lowellauditorium.com; or in person at the LMA Box Office, 50 E. Merrimack St., Lowell. For group sales of 15 or more, contact Jocelyn Prieto at 978-934-5751 or email: email@example.com
For information about Celebrity Forum sponsorship opportunities, visit https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/CF18 or contact Dean of College Advancement Dennis Malvers at 781-280-3514.
Middlesex Community College is your pathway to success. As one of the largest, most comprehensive community colleges in the state, we educate, engage and empower a perse community of learners. MCC offers more than 70 degree and certificate programs, plus hundreds of noncredit courses, on our campuses in Bedford and Lowell, as well as online. Middlesex Community College: Student success starts here!
- June 8, 2018
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