Crit Luallen ’74 to speak at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
April 5, 2012 By Elizabeth Trollinger
as the special keynote speaker at the second annual Jefferson-
Jackson Dinner, hosted by the Centre College Democrats at 7
p.m. on Friday, April 6.
Crit Luallen ’74 will act as the special keynote speaker at the second annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, hosted by the Centre College Democrats at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 6. The dinner is open to all who wish to attend.
“We are incredibly excited to be hosting Crit at our Jefferson-Jackson Dinner,” says David Miller ’13, president of the Centre Democrats. “Having Crit at our dinner will allow students to see someone who knows what it was like to go through and graduate from Centre, and then to go on to a life of public service. I hope students are inspired by what they see.”
Luallen is a member of Centre’s Board of Trustees and has a distinguished record as a public servant, including careers as state auditor and secretary of the executive as well as serving as a member of the executive cabinet to Gov. Wendell Ford.
“Ms. Luallen has deep ties to Centre as an alumna of the College and now as a member of the Board of Trustees,” says Jordan Shewmaker ’14, president of the Kentucky College Democrats. “She remains very active in many Kentucky organizations and in Kentucky politics. I hope that we have not seen the end of her political career. As state auditor she was an outstanding public advocate who was respected by members within both political parties for her work.”
Miller hopes many will turn out for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner to learn from Luallen.
“Crit is very receptive to the issues that are important to all of us, and whoever comes to the dinner will be thoroughly impressed with what she has to say,” Miller says.
A reception for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will start at 6 p.m. Tickets are $9 for students and $14 for staff. To RSVP for the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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