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Whitman Urges Crowd to Get Involved, Get to the Polls

WhitmanIf you want to make an impact, get involved and never take for granted your constitutional right to vote, Christine Todd Whitman told a capacity crowd at the Hett’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Oct. 25. The former New Jersey governor and Environmental Protection Agency director during George W. Bush’s administration now oversees a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues. “We can have a clean, green environment and a thriving economy,” Whitman contended at a later session on climate change and politics.

During her three-day residency as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, she discussed a variety of issues with over 15 classes and five campus organizations. McKendree impressed her. “When she left, she said that McKendree was a gem and she could feel our special community,” said Tami Eggleston, associate dean, who coordinated Whitman’s visit.