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Hofstra Students Reap Rewards of Educate ’08 and the Presidential Debate

Melissa Henderson

Philadelphia, PA


Intended major, political science/ international relations
Treasurer, Hofstra Association of Black Journalists
Public Relations, Obama Club
Writer, The Chronicle

I got involved with Educate 08' by just attending events last semester. I really am interested in all Hofstra has to offer and I am political by nature. I started to meet a lot of students and faculty at the events.

My favorite Educate ’08 event was when David Gergen came to give the "State of the Union" address. I really was impressed and came out more informed about a lot of issues. He talked about education and scholarships and how it was not focused enough, which, personally, is so important to me.

I really believe that going to these events is going to make me informed as a young voter and a student. My intended career will most likely be in politics and something international. Educate 08' will definitely prepare me and set me ahead.  I am from a small part of Philly, where meeting people like George Stephanopoulos doesn’t happen every day.

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