Councilwoman Janice Hahn on campus March 21

Posted March 11, 2011

The Pope Fellows Program will host Los Angeles city councilwoman Janice Hahn on Monday, March 21. Students and faculty will have the opportunity to meet with her during chapel and several class sessions.

Hahn will speak to the students about life after ACU and her experiences serving on the City Council of the country's second largest city. She will also speak to the Pope Fellows about her commitment to public service.

Dr. David Dillman, professor of political science at ACU, believes Hahn has great advice to share with students.

" She has a fascinating story that is particularly relevant to young people who want to impact their communities through politics and public service," Dillman says. "Councilwoman Hahn has achieved success in an arena that is often denigrated, and she has done so honorably. Given her close ties to ACU, she may very well influence a number of our students to chart a similar course."

Rebecca Dial, sophomore political science and history major from Lexington, SC, is curious about how her time on ACU's shaped Hahn's professional career.

"I would like to know how coming from a Christian university has affected her in the job field," Dial says. "Also, I would like to know how she feels about Proposition 8." The ballot proposition and constitutional amendment passed in the November 2008 state election. It added a new provision to the state's constitution which provides that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

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