Waubonsee to host former congressmen

By on October 26, 2009

Sugar Grove—Waubonsee Community College invited two former members of congress to share their experiences with students, faculty and staff on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 27 and 28.

The visits by David Minge, (D-Minn., 1992-2000) and Ed Derwinski (R-Ill., 1959-1983) are part of a program called Congress on Campus.

In addition to participating in panel discussions about current political topics, Minge and Derwinski will also meet with the college’s Student Senate and Model Illinois Government participants to talk about careers in public service. They will also visit American history and government classes.

The Congress to Campus Program was founded in 1976 by the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC) with the goal of introducing members of college communities to individuals with firsthand knowledge of representative democracy and a life dedicated to public service.