Duno in Iowa to Compete in IndyCar Series Iowa Corn Indy 250 

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 16, 2010) - The Iowa Department of Human Rights is proud to present an opportunity for students to meet with IZOD IndyCar driver Milka Duno at Grand View University (Viking Theater) in Des Moines on Friday, June 18th at 10am. Duno will speak with students, participate in a Q & A and then be available for autographs and pictures.

Milka is in Iowa to compete in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway on Sunday, June 20.

Milka became the first Venezuelan athlete to be inducted into the Latin American International Sports Hall of Fame at their 35th Anniversary Induction Ceremony in January, 2010.

In addition to being one of the world's most successful female race car drivers, Milka is also a qualified Naval Engineer with four master's degrees - in Organizational Development, Naval Architecture, Aquaculture and Maritime Business - earning the last three degrees simultaneously.

Six years ago Milka created the "Milka Way" Program - with a mission to inspire children and students to "Aim for the Stars" and achieve academic excellence. Milka has taken this message to children and students at all school levels across the USA and around the world to help inspire and motivate them and help them understand the importance of education - and how a strong academic background will serve them their entire life - in all aspects of the life - and in any career they choose.


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