Motivational speaker plans event at WVU-P’s Jackson County campus

PARKERSBURG — A nationally syndicated columnist and motivational speaker will be the keynote speaker at a program 6-8 p.m. Oct. 1 at the West Virginia University at Parkersburg Jackson County Center.

Linda Arnold’s program, “Are You Living Life Fully, Or Just Going Through The Motions?” highlights her personal life mission and provides special insights not available in her books, “Teach People How to Treat You” and “Push Your Own Buttons,” which focus on improving relationships and reducing anxiety.

The event, hosted by WVU-Parkersburg President Chris Gilmer and CEO of the Jackson County Center Stephen Smith, will kick off with live Americana music from the Rhodes Family and refreshments provided by O’Brian’s Catering.

A book signing will follow the program with a limited run of Arnold’s books provided at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. Attendees may also bring their own copies for signing.

Arnold has a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a master’s in psychological counseling and an MBA. She has 25 years experience in media relations and has written a nationally-syndicated column for more than 10 years.

She is the founder and former CEO of a multi-state marketing communications company with offices in Washington, West Virginia and Montana.

Arnold is a 2018 inductee into the West Virginia Business Hall of Fame and recipient of the Who’s Who in West Virginia Business award from The State Journal.

Arnold also has been honored as a Woman of Achievement by the YWCA.

The motivational program is sponsored in part by David and Linda Dickirson. Proceeds will benefit the Violet Mosser Memorial Scholarship Fund at the WVU at Parkersburg Foundation, which provides tuition assistance to WVU Parkersburg Jackson County Center students with a proven financial need.

Tickets are available at the Jackson County Center main office for $10 each. Students of WVU Parkersburg may pick up a ticket free of charge with a valid student ID card while they last.

Call 304-372-6992 for more information.