U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell holds Q&A with Asbury students

Mitch McConnell Visits Asbury University -
“Being able to interact ‘up close and personal’ with one the leading Senators in our country, and hear his perspective on the critical issues facing our state, nation and world – will be for many students, a once in a lifetime experience,” said Asbury Provost Jon Kulaga, pictured above (left) with Senator McConnell.

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University is well known for offering its students unique opportunities, and Wednesday afternoon was no exception. In a private setting within the state-of-the-art Miller Center for Communication Arts on the Asbury campus, students were afforded a private, question-and-answer session with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“What an amazing opportunity for Asbury students,” said sophomore Andrew King. “We just had the chance to meet, speak with and listen to one of the most influential people in America…right here on campus.”

McConnell welcomed all questions from the students, who filled every seat of the movie theatre-style Screening Room within the $12.6-million facility. Student questions ranged in topic from environmental issues and healthcare to immigration reform and the national debt.

With Asbury’s unique ability to promote spiritual vitality along with its nationally recognized excellence in academics, student Rebecca Frazer wanted to know from the senator his views on integrating faith in the workplace.

“Having a faith-based core is important in any kind of work,” he said. “Religion is an important part in having the ability to endure…for me and all of you.”

In addition to offering detailed responses to questions, McConnell shared some thoughts about Asbury with the students, as well.

“This great school, with a great reputation,” McConnell said. “We’re so glad this University is in the state of Kentucky…thanks so much for letting me visit with you all today.”

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