| RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
STATE OF KANSAS
|Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
THORNBURGH TO SWITCH PLACES WITH
Topeka, KS - Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will attend class at Washburn
University in place of junior Lindsey Hamblet, as a part of the "Big
Switch." Each year the Washburn Student Alumni Association Board sponsors
the "Big Switch," a program that enables students to connect with
prominent alumni in the community.
Hamblet was one of 139 students who competed for the chance to meet Secretary
Thornburgh by placing bets on how many blue and white M&Ms were in a pitcher.
Hamblet, a resident of Plainville, Kansas, will shadow Secretary Thornburgh
during the morning at various meetings. Secretary Thornburgh will then attend
one of Hamblet's leadership classes during the afternoon.
WASHBURN UNIVERSITY STUDENT
"I am glad to be able to stay in touch with Washburn through various
activities," said Thornburgh. "The Big Switch is a fun way to interact
with students and help them network with alumni. This is also an opportunity
for students to experience different professions."