Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Topic > Mentoring and Role Models:
Two Things Students Cannot Live Without
Minnesota’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Alan Page was elected to the court in 1992 after serving as an assistant attorney general. He was reelected in 1998 and 2004. Previously he served as a special assistant attorney general and was an associate with the Minnesota law firm Lindquist and Vennum.
Page is renowned for his former career as a professional football player, particularly for his defensive efforts with the Minnesota Vikings in the 1970s. While playing football, he became a full-time law student at the University of Minnesota and earned his Juris Doctor in 1978.
An ardent defender of equal education for children, Page used his 1988 induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame to launch the Page Education Foundation. The organization encourages minority and other disadvantaged youth to pursue postsecondary education through offering a unique blend of partial scholarships, mentoring and service-to-children projects. As part of their Page Grant commitment, Page Scholars work with elementary school students as tutors, mentors and role models.
"These college students send the message to young ones that education is important," Page says, "at a time when they are still impressionable, before they make the decision about which path they will take in life."
$8 General Public
$6 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$4 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are $2 until the day of the event
All seats are general admission
A typical Forum program includes a 60-minute lecture and a 30-minute question-and-answer session, followed by an informal open reception. The reception for this event will take place in the Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center 330. Books will be sold by the University Bookstore for signing by the speaker during the reception.
This event will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are also available upon request.
The Forum is funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Wisconsin Public Radio and WHYS Radio have contributed generous promotional support.