By: Kimberly Buchholz Civic Engagement & Service Specialist Santa Fe College
Gainesville, Fla. – Sixteen Santa Fe College students and three advisors attended a luncheon featuring former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder Tuesday in downtown Gainesville.
Schroeder, the first woman to serve on the House Armed Services Committee and prime mover behind the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 presents the keynote speech. Schroeder was first woman elected to Congress in Colorado, re-elected time and again, ultimately serving 24 years as a U.S. Representative. During her address, Schroeder discussed current political issues facing Florida an the nation, and spoke briefly about her experiences in U.S. politics over the course of her career. For a short video outlining Pat Schroeder’s contribution to U.S. politics, visit http://www.makers.com/pat-schroeder. Admission to this TDC@SF College event was sponsored by The Office of Civic Engagement and Service and the Honors Program at Santa Fe College.