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Hostage Hero Captain Phillips To Speak At Michigan Fundraiser

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - Capt. Richard Phillips is to be the featured guest speaker at Davenport University's annual scholarship fundraiser in Grand Rapids.

Phillips' real-life ordeal as a hostage of Somali pirates was the subject of the movie "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks.

He's to attend the Excellence in Business Gala at DeVos Place on Friday.

Wolverine World Wide Inc. CEO Blake Krueger is to be honored with the 2014 Peter C. Cook Excellence in Business Award.

The Cook award was established in 1998 in honor of the Davenport alumnus. It recognizes business and community leaders who exemplify entrepreneurial spirit, success and generosity to community.

Past recipients include Frederik Meijer, Betsy DeVos and Peter Secchia.

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