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About 100 people attend ‘A Life of Exploration’ at Northern State University
ABERDEEN, S.D. – About 100 people
attended Jennifer Pharr Davis’ “A Life of Exploration” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Northern State University.
Pharr Davis, a long-distance hiker from Asheville, N.C., holds the record for the fastest through hike of the Appalachian Trail. She is the first woman to hold this honor, breaking the record in 2011. She was also named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012.
Her books, “Becoming Odyssa” and “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph,” detail her adventures on the Appalachian Trail, including her record-breaking trek. 
NSU President Jim Smith said Pharr Davis was a wonderful presenter.
“Jennifer was dynamic, interesting and full of life,” he said. “The crowd was terrific and offered Jennifer a nice blend of students, faculty, staff, and community members.”
Last week’s speech was sponsored by the NSU Women’s Club and NSU Chapter of the American Association of University Women. The event is one of several campus events that are part of the NSU Common Read.