Congressman Herger Visits Simpson to Celebrate Constitution Day

For Immediate Release

09.21.2011

REDDING, Calif. – On Saturday, Sept. 17, Simpson University's History Department welcomed Congressman Wally Herger to its campus as part of the 224th Constitution Day celebration, a holiday commemorating the drafting of the U.S. Constitution.

Nearly 75 Simpson students heard Congressman Herger speak about his personal history and experiences and observations of the principles of freedom established in the United States Constitution.

Assistant Professor of Political Science Cherry McCabe said, "The event was a great opportunity for students to come together and meet one-on-one with a member of the United States Legislature, particularly on the anniversary of the signing of what is arguably the most important document in our nation's history."

After a short talk, Congressman Herger met with students, faculty and staff for a question-and-answer session.

Educational institutions that receive federal funding are required by law to recognize the Constitution each year on the anniversary of the signing of the document in 1787.

Simpson University recently launched a pre-law concentration designed for history majors who may pursue a career in government, politics or other related fields. A student-driven, faculty-advised pre-law society club was also recently started which is open to all Simpson students.

For more information, please contact the History Department chair, Ann Miller, at 226-4152 or Cherry McCabe at 226-4154.

Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson's recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master's degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.

 

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