Bill Clinton visits Danville
RELEASED: May 22, 2008
DANVILLE, KY—Former president William Jefferson Clinton visited Danville on Monday to encourage voters to head to the polls the following day to support his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, in her bid for the democratic nomination for president.
In his opening remarks, Clinton was eager to compliment Centre College, which he recognized as an excellent educational institution and noted its distinction of having "the oldest building intended for education west of the Alleghenies."
Before his address to the public, President Clinton met with Centre College President John A. Roush.
"My visit with former president Clinton was altogether pleasant," says Roush, who had met Clinton in 1992 when Roush was responsible for the General Election Debate held at the University of Richmond. "Clinton remains a most engaging man—quick smile, easy manner and one who takes interest in 'you and your things.' He knew plenty about Centre College—its founding date, its record for high achievement, its position as Kentucky's top-ranked institution. I made a determined try to have him come by Old Centre for a quick photo and so forth. As one might have expected, he indicated his interest in doing so, but was careful not to commit given the day's tight schedule."
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Consumers Digest ranks Centre No. 1 in educational value among all U.S. liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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