MARCH 29, 2006 -- POSTED AT 10:00 P.M.
"Unless we know and understand others cultures, we don't know how to appreciate and take advantage of all the opportunities and the things they bring to us," says Dr. Joycelyn Elders, Former U.S. Surgeon General appointed by President Clinton in 1993.
"The major health problem that any of us face right now is that we don't have universal access to healthcare, and poverty and ignorance. That's not such a major problem for the students here at ASU because they're going to be the new leaders that are going to change all that," says Elders.
Dozens of students gathered mostly to listen to someone many said they've admired for years. But most importantly, the students realized the importance of the event and the issues that they face.
Dr. Elders had to leave one last bit of advice for the students.