On Wednesday, May 20, 2009, The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Foundation will host the fifth annual Opportunities for Education scholarship dinner for the purpose of raising dollars for students in need.
This years Keynote speaker was a 2004 candidate for the Democratic Nomination for President of the
As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Governor Howard Dean made the Democratic Party competitive in every race, in every district, in every state and territory, while integrating national and state party operations and standing up for Democrats' core values. Governor Dean was the architect of a "50-State Strategy," investing money and
staff in every state âˆ' including those where Democrats had long fared poorly âˆ' to build party infrastructure and lay the groundwork for electoral gains. The Obama campaign, working with DNC organizers in all 50 states, won several states that had not elected a Democratic president in decades, including
After achieving national prominence in his bid for the Democratic nomination for president, Governor Dean founded Democracy for
The breadth of Governor Dean's political experience has given him a unique perspective. He began his political career in the early 1980's as the
Elected to a full term in November 1992, Governor Dean was re-elected four more times and created a record based on fiscally conservative principles that promoted equality and opportunity for all the citizens of
Through his innovative health care plan, 96 percent of
rural areas. Governor Dean's successes prompted Governing magazine to proclaim him "Public Official of the Year" in 2002.
Dean's leadership roles also include turns as chairman of the National Governors' Association, the Democratic Governors' Association, and the New England Governors' Conference. Before entering politics, Dean received a medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in
He is married to Dr. Judy Steinberg and they have two children, Anne and Paul.
For more information on attending this annual event please contact:
488-4442 or firstname.lastname@example.org