The Delta State University Colloquia Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series continued this past week with special guest Congressman Thompson. Congressman Thompson’s speech “A Look Back at the 2016 National Election,” gave our faculty, staff, students and community a unique opportunity to discuss last Tuesday’s national election.
Representative Thompson is a native of Bolton and a product of the Hinds County School District. He later earned his undergraduate degree from Tougaloo College and his Master’s degree from Jackson State University. After graduating from college, he followed in his mother’s footsteps and worked as a school teacher while pursuing a career in politics. He has served the Second Congressional District since 1993 and is the longest serving African American elected official in the state of Mississippi. He also serves as the ranking minority member of the House Homeland Security Committee.
In other news on campus, students are encouraged to attend the Statesmen Connect and Graduate Studies Career Fair this Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the State Room of the H. L. Nowell Student Union. This is a great opportunity to network with potential employers and find out more about Graduate School options. And, classes will not take place next week so that students can travel home for the Thanksgiving holidays. Administrative offices will remain open through Wednesday and will be closed on Thursday and Friday.
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