Contact: Sammy McDavid
STARKVILLE, Miss.—A mother and daughter who starred on A&E’s popular reality television show “Duck Dynasty” will speak April 16 at Mississippi State.
The free public program featuring Korie and Sadie Robertson begins at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Humphrey Coliseum.
The Louisiana natives will be on campus to deliver the 2018 Dorothy Garrett Martin Lectureship in Values and Ethics, a recurring special event organized by the campus chapter of Delta Gamma social sorority.
Korie Robertson is a New York Times best-selling author and the wife of Duck Commander CEO Willie Robertson. The mother of six balances family life and her work at Duck Commander with several ventures of her own, including overseeing licensing for the family’s brands, retail store Duck and Dressing, speaking around the country and philanthropic work.
Sadie Robertson is an author and speaker who became the first runner up on Season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars.” She ventured into acting with roles in “God’s Not Dead 2” and “I’m Not Ashamed.” She has launched multiple business ventures including a prom dress line, school supplies, jewelry and home goods. She also partnered with Roma Boots and worked alongside them in their mission to “give poverty the boot.”
An outreach effort of the national Delta Gamma Foundation, Martin lectureships seek to educate students and local community members on the value and importance of ethical conduct in both personal lives and professional careers. They are sponsored by the Paul Martin family of Akron, Ohio.
More about the Delta Gamma national program is available at www.deltagamma.org/foundation/leadership-and-education.
MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.