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State Representative and Alumnus Robert Freeman '78 to Speak at Moravian

Moravian continues to host Conversations with Community Leaders Series in 2011

Due to inclement weather this event has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 15th.

Robert FreemanBethlehem, Pa., January 18, 2011— Representative Robert Freeman who represents the 136th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will return to speak at his alma mater Moravian College on Tuesday, February 1, at 7 p.m., in the UBC Room of the Haupert Union Building. The talk is a continuation of Conversations with Community Leaders series at Moravian that are open to the public and admission is free of charge.

Representative Freeman earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Moravian College, graduating magna cum laude in 1978. He also received a Masters degree in history from Lehigh University. Freeman was first elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1982 and has served as executive director of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Representative Freeman is a legislative leader in the areas of land use, urban development and smart growth. He has authored the Elm Street Program designed to revitalize older residential neighborhoods. Freeman is the chairman of the House Local Government Committee and has served on the committees of Labor Relations, Local Government, Environmental Resources and Energy, and State Government.

"These conversations are intended to raise awareness of the nature of such problems in the region and provide insight into the personal motivations, commitments and experiences of individuals whose careers are dedicated to addressing these needs," said John Reynolds, professor of political science at Moravian, who helped organize the series. Please note that Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please please contact John Reynolds at 610-861-1408 or reynoldsj@moravian.edu, at least one week prior to the event.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.