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Football star Nick Lowery to discuss community service Oct. 29 at Dartmouth

Posted 10/23/98

Nick Lowery, a 1978 Dartmouth graduate who went on to become one of the most accurate and prolific kickers in the history of professional football, will return to the college late this month to discuss another focus of his life: community service.

Lowery's speech, "The Soul of Success: Implementing Dartmouth's Community Vision," will be given Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Top of the Hop. The public is invited.

After graduating from Dartmouth with a degree in government, Lowery went on to a stellar 18-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets. Lowery is the all-time NFL record holder for most career field goals and was the league's most accurate field goal kicker in the 1990s.

In addition to his on-field achievements, he was awarded the NFL Players Association's foremost humanitarian award, the Byron "Whizzer" White Award. Lowery has served on the staffs of three U.S. presidents, promoting issues ranging from drug abuse prevention to national service. He established the Nick Lowery Charitable Foundation, which has been instrumental in the growth of Native Visions -- a unique health, fitness and achievement program for American Indian children -- and which supports children's causes across America.

Lowery's presentation is part of two current campus series which focus on engaging the Dartmouth community in an exploration of values and ethics. The "Putting Your Values to Work" series, sponsored by Career Services and the Tucker Foundation, explores the role that values play in professional and civic life. The "Character and Conscience: A Mission of Higher Education" series, sponsored by the Tucker Foundation, features discussions on the college's mission and responsibility to nurture the growth of character, conscience and community.

For more information, contact Mary Comeau, director of fellowships at the Tucker Foundation, at 646-3373 or via e-mail to mary.t.comeau@dartmouth.edu

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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