The Winona State University CLASP Series will present “How I Wish To Be Remembered: The Use of an Advance Medical Directive – It’s Not Just For Elderly,” from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Gildemeister Hall, room 155.

Alex Kromminga, director of Student Conduct and Citizenship, will present on the realities of tough medical decisions made when young people are the victims of death by accidental injuries.

Every year more than 25,000 people between the ages of 15-34 die of accidental injuries, and very few victims have established advance medical directives. An advance medical directive is a way for an adult to tell family, friends and medical providers the kind of treatments the victim would want in case of emergency and who will speak for them in case they’re unable to speak for themselves. These decisions are not just for older adults.

Kromminga, who holds an Executive Juris Doctor (E.J.D.), also will cover the laws, steps and importance of Advance Medical Directives for adults of all ages.

CLASP, the Consortium for Liberal Arts and Science Promotion, is intended to promote interdisciplinary discussion and exchange with presentations aimed at a general audience of students, faculty and the community. The CLASP Series was created to bring the WSU community and the greater Winona community together around a common theme.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the CLASP Series, email Vicki Englich at

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