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MCC OBSERVES CONSTITUTION DAY - SEPTEMBER 17

Madisonville Community College will be observing Constitution Day with special events planned for each campus on Wednesday, September 17, beginning at 12:15 p.m.

North Campus Student Center/1st floor of the John H. Gray Building
The event will open with the Presentation of Colors by the NJROTC Color Guard from Madisonville North Hopkins High School. Dr. Sara Adams, Associate Professor of Music, will perform the national anthem with Marcia Evans, TRiO Talent Search Instructional Specialist, signing the lyrics. Faculty members, Dr. Aseem Talukdar and Dr. John Lowbridge, will share their perspectives on becoming United States citizens.

Health Campus Grille Area/Hatley Building
This event will include a presentation by Patricia Fouse, Mathematics Instructor, on her reasons for moving to the United States and ultimately becoming a citizen an opportunity made possible as a result of the freedoms granted by the U. S. Constitution

Muhlenberg County Campus Room 109/Shaver Educational Center
This event will feature MCC student Kitumaini Nturibika who will be sharing his reasons for coming to the United States from Belgium. Dr. George Humphreys, Extended Campus Director, will lead attendees in the reading of the Bill of Rights.

In addition, a Constitution Day trivia game has been created for students to participate in via Survey Monkey, an online questionnaire tool, with the winner receiving a prize.

Constitution Day is a federal observance of the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is held yearly on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787.

All Constitution Day events are open to the public and community members are invited to attend.