Ronald Reagan is a Eureka College alumnus


The 40th president of the U.S., Ronald Reagan, graduated from Eureka College in Illinois. In order to discuss improvements for state's fiscal situation, Representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) spoke to students at the school about its most famous alumnus, The PJ Star reports.

"It feels appropriate to be at Eureka College," Cross said, quoted by the news source. "In so many ways, what Ronald Reagan did made some profound impacts on this country politically, economically and socially."

According to Cross, after the Watergate scandal, many Americans lost faith in the government. However, after Reagan took office, "there was an incredible turnabout because he said we can do better," he added, quoted by the media outlet.

Furthermore, Cross suggested that Illinois officials ought to mirror the way by which Reagan was able to accomplish change in a nonpartisan fashion.

"He was able to bring the parties together," Cross said.

Individuals who wish to work for the Federal government may have excellent job opportunities over the next several years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, holders of advanced degrees or certifications may have the best chances for employment. 

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