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Abrahamson set to speak at UW-Rock

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Gazette Staff
December 24, 2009
— Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson will speak at UW-Rock County Foundation's Breakfast of Champions at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at UW-Rock County, Hyatt Smith Hall, 2909 Kellogg Ave.

Abrahamson will present "A View from the Bench," in which she'll draw on her more than 30 years experience on the Supreme Court to discuss the Constitution and civic engagement.


Abrahamson became the first woman on the Wisconsin Supreme Court when she was appointed in 1976. She has served as chief justice since 1996. She earned degrees from New York University, Indiana University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School. She holds 15 honorary doctor of law degrees.


The UW-Rock County Foundation sponsors The Breakfast of Champions as part of its mission to bring cultural programs to the community. The foundation also provides more than 40 scholarships to UW-Rock County students, as well as professional development and other enhancements to the campus.


The event costs $10, including breakfast. Call Jennifer Johns at (608) 758-6628 by Friday, Jan. 8, for reservations.



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