Character U Speaker Series: Kevin Laue, 9/11

by Tom McNamara | Aug 27, 2013

On Wednesday, September 11, Kevin Laue, former Division I college basketball player, will speak at DeSales University. The lecture will be at 3:00 p.m. in the DeSales University Center and is free and open to the public.

Laue was born with his left arm ending at the elbow because of a restriction of prenatal blood circulation. Despite this challenge, Laue succeeded in basketball becoming the first one-handed player to receive an NCAA scholarship to play Division I basketball for Manhattan College. Laue played from 2009 until 2013.

As a high school player, the February 12, 2007, issue of Sports Illustrated called him “the most exciting player in basketball.”

Character U, the first-year portion of the DeSales University Experience, is sponsoring Laue’s visit. Character U serves as a resource for first-year students to help make the transition from high school to college a little smoother, while also giving students character development opportunities through keynote speakers, diverse programs, campus events and meetings with their peer mentors.

For more information, contact Chad Serfass, director for DeSales Experience in Character and Leadership, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1599.


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Tom McNamara
Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University
2255 Station Avenue
Center Valley, PA 18034

610.282.1100 x1219
Tom.McNamara@desales.edu