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SFCC Celebrates Constitution Day

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SFCC faculty and staff are invited to attend a Constitution and Citizenship Day celebration, Thursday, Sept. 16, 7 p.m., in the SFCC University Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus. Special guest speaker, Circuit Court Judge Peter Estrada, will speak about the role the U.S. Constitution plays in the judicial system.

Constitution and Citizenship Day was started by U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd in 2005, when he inserted a provision into a spending bill that required all educational institutions that received federal funds to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17.

“I have such reverence for the Constitution, and it is always so exciting for me to demonstrate to my students how often it is still debated,” said Pamela Hansen, political science professor, SFCC. “There are very few issues today that do not warrant reference to the Constitution. Even if it had not been part of a federal mandate, it is certainly appropriate to celebrate and discuss this great document.”

For more information, contact Pam Hansen, professor, Social and Behavioral Science, at ext. 7286.


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