Columbia State to Celebrate Constitution Day

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Sept. 6, 2019) - - - In celebration of Constitution Day 2019, Columbia State Community College will present “Article II: The Executive Branch” Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. in the Ledbetter Auditorium.

Greg Mewbourn, Columbia State associate professor of history, and Barry Gidcomb, Columbia State professor of history, will address Article II of the Constitution. The discussion will focus on the qualifications which individuals must meet to serve as president and the various roles and responsibilities assigned to the president. Particularly, those of commander in chief of the armed forces, and the role of the presidency in the system of checks and balances established in the Constitution. 

Mewbourn earned a bachelor’s degree in history/political science, a master’s in secondary education and master’s in history from the University of North Alabama.  

Gidcomb earned an associate degree in history from Columbia State, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from Middle Tennessee State University and a doctorate in history from Illinois State University.

The event is free and open to the public. The Ledbetter Auditorium is in the Frank G. Clement Building on the Columbia Campus, located at 1665 Hampshire Pike.

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