Ashbrook Center to Host an Evening to Celebrate Peter Schramm

Ashbrook Center to host an evening to celebrate Peter Schramm

6/22/15 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashbrook Center at Ashland University is hosting an evening to honor Dr. Peter Schramm on Monday, July 6, at the Hugo Young Theatre on the campus of Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

The occasion will be the re-dedication of the Ashbrook Center’s Library, which the Ashbrook Board is naming in Dr. Schramm's honor. Bill Kristol from The Weekly Standard, Jonah Goldberg from National Review, and Larry Arnn from Hillsdale College will be among the speakers who will help the Center honor Dr. Schramm for all he has done for his friends and students, for Ashbrook, and the cause of American freedom.

And just to make sure the occasion has some of the American soul that Dr. Schramm has helped many to understand and love, a New Orleans style band will play some of his favorite music. Doors will open and music begins at 6 p.m., the program will begin at 7 p.m. and a reception with music will follow.

Dr. Schramm, who is battling an aggressive cancer, has been a great inspiration to many people. Retiring from the position of executive director of the Ashbrook Center in 2013, he has continued to teach as professor of political science at Ashland University and hold the positions of Ashbrook Senior Fellow and director of the Ashbrook Scholar Program. During his tenure, he has educated hundreds of undergraduates, thousands of citizens, tens of thousands of teachers, and, through them, millions of middle and high school students about the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States.

This event is open to anyone in the community who would like to join in honoring Dr. Schramm for his contributions to the Ashbrook Center, Ashland University and this great nation. Please RSVP online at or Jen Nixon at 419-289-5411 or

Founded in 1983, the Ashbrook Center, an independent center at Ashland University, restores and strengthens the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government through its educational programs for teachers, students and citizens.