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Victor Ostrowidzki

Flagler College will hold a ceremony of life for Victor Ostrowidzki on Oct. 10 from 4-5 p.m.

Flagler College will hold a ceremony of life for Victor Ostrowidzki on Oct. 10 from 4-5 p.m. Ostrowidzki, the College’s director of the Forum on Government and Public Policy and longtime professor died on April 7 after battling melanoma.

Among the confirmed speakers are Doctor Keith Justice, current Forum director Jim Toedtman, associate professor Arthur Vanden Houten and College president William T. Abare. Jr.

Ostrowidzki, 80, was a veteran journalist who had served as a White House reporter during the Reagan administration and covered health-care issues in the Clinton era. He also reported on every presidential election from 1964-1988.

He joined the faculty of Flagler College in 1997, and went on to found the Forum on Government and Public Policy, which brings in journalists and other experts to speak about current issues. The Forum has brought to the college names such as Robert Novak, David Broder, Joe Klein, Anne Coulter, Pat Buchanan and Chris Matthews.

Ostrowidzki taught Campaigns and Elections for the Humanities department and Media Power in Politics for Communication.

The ceremony will take place in the Virginia Room of the Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla St., with a reception immediately to follow in Markland House, 102 King St.

For more info, contact College Relations at 904-819-6205.


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