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Photos from the President's Breakfast

All photos by Brad Elliott
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  • Student panelists Alissa Klein, Daniel Sargent, Laurel Myers and Tyler Castle with Dr. Rice
  • The Westmont President’s Breakfast has sold out all six years
  • Foundation Chair John Davies hopes to strengthen ties between the college and the community
  • Gerd Jordano is chair of the President’s Breakfast Committee
  • The Westmont College Choir performs a stirring arrangement of “Blessed Assurance”
  • President Gayle D. Beebe introduced Dr. Rice to the breakfast
  • Dr. Rice says Westmont teaches students that faith and reason are not enemies of one another
  • Dr. Rice talked about freedom, democracy and education to the crowd of more than 860
  • Susan Penksa, Westmont professor of political science, introduces Dr. Rice at convocation
  • Dr. Rice has served as both national security advisor and U.S. secretary of state
  • Dr. Rice recently published a book, “Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family”
  • Dr. Rice answered questions from a student panel in Westmont’s Murchison Gym
  • At convocation, Dr. Rice candidly answered questions about the decision to attack Iraq
  • When talking about rising tension in the Middle East, Dr. Rice said no one deserves to live in tyranny
  • Dr. Rice says we must continue to believe that there are no people without the right DNA for democracy
  • Susan Penksa and Dr. Rice share the stage at convocation in front of about 2,000 people
  • The student panelists are majoring in political science or history
  • Dr. Rice said that education is a powerful, transforming force
  • Political unrest in the Middle East gave weight to Dr. Rice’s comments about democracy
  • Dr. Rice admitted that democracy is inefficient, messy and disruptive