On Monday, October 29 the Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale clubs co-hosted two special guests for an evening of political discussion in the final weeks before the election. Dr. Katy Harriger, Chair of the WFU Department of Politics and International Affairs, spoke about the national political landscape, the latest poll predictions and the likely effects of the election on national policy. Alex Sink (’70), a Trustee of the University and 2010 Florida gubernatorial candidate, spoke about Florida’s role in the national election and key races and issues within the state.
Shannon Bothwell (’98), president of Palm Beach club, wrote in an email to the Alumni Office that “The event was super!” She shared that the best part was the wide cross section of Wake Foresters who participated in the event. The oldest alumni were members of the class of 1956, the youngest participant was a prospective student, and a few parents attended as well.