Evan Pugh & George Atherton: The Washington and Lincoln of Penn State. Just as George Washington set the precedents and standards for the U.S. Presidency, and Abraham Lincoln reconciled the nation to its original purpose, so did founding Penn State president Evan Pugh (1859-64) and 7th Penn State president George Atherton (1882-1906) accomplish similar ends for Penn State.
Reception starting at 5:30pm with light fare and drink.
Lecture 7pm with book signing to follow.
About Dr. Roger Williams:
Dr. Williams is the retired executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association and affiliate professor of higher education at Penn State with a special interest in higher education history. He is the author of The Origins of Federal Support of Higher Education: George W. Atherton and The Land-Grant College Movement and is currently working on a biography of Evan Pugh.
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