Charlene Gaynor

Chief Executive Officer, The Association of Educational Publishers
(Wilmington, DE)

Marquette makes you memorable. As a J-school sophomore, I joined a group of volunteers in 1968 on a bus trip to Gary, Ind. We canvassed door-to-door for the renegade presidential candidate, Eugene McCarthy. History recorded the end of the story, or so I thought. Working on a community project near my home in North Carolina 30 years later, I was approached by an unknown neighbor. ‘Did you take a bus from Marquette in 1968 to campaign for Eugene McCarthy?’ he asked. ‘Why, yes,’ I responded. ‘How did you know?’ He replied, ‘I was the bus driver.’


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