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Eureka College To Host Visit Of Former Soviet President

Eureka CollegeEureka College has announced that former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will visit the Illinois college this spring to help promote the school’s new Ronald W. Reagan Society. Reagan, the 40th U.S. president and Eureka’s most famous alumnus, was in the White House in 1987, when he called for Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall dividing East and West Germany.

Gorbachev will visit Eureka on March 27, when he will speak at a town-hall meeting with the campus community and have a private reception with Eureka’s Ronald Reagan Fellows. The Ronald W. Reagan Society supports the transformation of people into leaders through the study of the best values, skills and principles of Ronald Reagan. To find out more, see: www.eureka.edu/news/releases/fall_0809/gorbachev.htm