Minnesota Supreme Court Justice to visit UCA

Alan C. Page, Minnesota?s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, will visit the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on Monday, Sept. 22.

He will give a presentation titled, ?The Power of Mentoring? at 7 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Page will address topics such as the importance of youth, your power to shape their future, the key to

education and success.

Admittance is free of charge and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Page received a bachelor of arts in political science at the University of Notre Dame in 1967. In 1978, he earned his juris doctorate at the University of Minnesota Law School. He played professional football from 1967-1981

including being on the Minnesota Vikings? famed ?Purple People Eaters? teams, and was inducted into the National Football Hall of Fame in 1988.

After retiring from football in 1981, Page went to work for a Minnesota law firm before being appointed special assistant attorney general in Minnesota from 1985-1987. From 1987-1993 he served as the assistant attorney general

before being appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Page has been an associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court since 1993 and is, currently, the longest serving member of the court.

Page is a member of the American Bar Association, National Bar Association and Minnesota State Bar Association. He served on both the University of Minnesota Board of Regents and the Minneapolis Urban League Board of

Directors. Page established the Page Education Foundation in 1988, which assists minorities with post-secondary education. He also helped create the Kodak/Alan Page Challenge, a national essay contest encouraging urban youth

to recognize the value of education.