In a continuing move to help
clarify the great issues facing our nation's business community, Colorado
Christian University hosted today the first in a series of business meetings
bringing together key figures in American leadership, local business leaders,
and students of the University. CCU President Bill Armstrong, formerly a
Colorado senator, and School of Business and Leadership Dean Dr. Gary Ewen
hosted the event. More than 100 individuals met at the Glenmoor Country Club to
discuss current challenges to our values and the importance of making
responsible choices to restore values and economic literacy in our nation.
Today's keynote speaker was Jim Nicholson, the former U.S. Secretary of
Veterans Affairs and member of President George W. Bush's Cabinet. Nicholson
focused his remarks on the importance of the current choices Americans have as
they go to the polls next month. He stated, "I am one lucky American to be able
to stand up and express our values," commenting further that he believes, "We
have reached critical mass against the values of those in power today in
Washington, and the next election is a day of reckoning for the reckless
spending binge we have seen the past couple of years."
came to the podium very well-credentialed to hold the audience's attention. In
addition to his Cabinet service to President George W. Bush, he served 30 years
in the United States Army, with service in Vietnam, and previously held the
position of U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. When asked to give advice to CCU
students desiring to make a difference and serve their country well, Nicholson
simply stated, "Be flexible, be focused, and make every effort to do well." At
the end of the morning, he received a standing ovation for his words and
service to our country.
CCU intends to convene Newsmaker Breakfasts
periodically to create a debate forum of the great issues we face in
For information on this event and those planned for the
future, please contact Dr. Gary Ewen, Dean of the School of Business and Leadership
, Colorado Christian University, at 303-963-3166.