March 24, 2011
University's Roosevelt Institute chapter honored nationally
The Roosevelt Institute chapter of Harding University was recently recognized by their national headquarters in Washington D.C. as the Chapter of the Month for February.
Selected from more than 80 chapters nationwide, the Harding group was chosen due to a productive month of activities including their “Progressive Dinner,” hosting speakers on campus, a documentary night at Hendrix College, and participation with speakers at the Clinton Library. The Harding chapter was founded in 2007 and has been recognized nationally with the award despite being one of the smaller chapters in the organization.
The chapter was specifically highlighted for their work to promote Blueprint for Millennial America through an event they called a "Progressive Dinner." By featuring food from local restaurants, they were able to show support for local businesses while raising awareness about their organization. Several members of the Chamber of Commerce and Searcy Mayor David Morris were in attendance
The Roosevelt Institute is a national network of college students focused on enabling and encouraging the use of political ideas at the local, state, and national levels to make a difference.