5983 Macon Cove
Memphis, TN 38134-7693
Union Avenue Campus
737 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103-3322
901/333-STCC * www.southwest.tn.edu
DATE: March 22, 2002
CONTACT: Calvin Burns, (901) 333-5338 or Marilyn Duncan, (901) 333-4247
U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. to Address Southwest's Honors
U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. will give the keynote address for the
Southwest Tennessee Community College (Southwest) Honors Convocation at
3 p.m., Thursday, March 28. The Honors Convocation will convene in the
City Council Chambers at City Hall, 125 North Main Street. This cultural
outreach initiative culminates Honors Week at Southwest. It is free and
open to the public.
The City as Text is the theme for this year's Honors observance. Designed
as a special Honors learning model, The City as Text is aimed at having
Honors Students focus on how a college can use its resources to enhance
the quality of life for the citizenry.
The keynote speaker at the 2000 Democratic National Convention,
Congressman Harold E. Ford, Jr., (TN-09) was elected to the House of
Representatives in 1996 at age 26, re-elected in 1998 with nearly 80
percent of the vote, and again in 2000 with no opposition. One of the
youngest members of Congress, Ford lists improving education as one of his
Clarence Christian, Associate Professor of Social Science, is the director
of Southwest's Honors Program. "Honors Week is designed to recognize and
give special awards to students for their outstanding achievements in
academics, community service, leadership and creative performance,"
Recognition will be given to students who made the Dean's List, Phi Theta
Kappa, Who's Who, All-American Scholars, Honors Academy Scholars, Student
Government Association leaders and club leaders.
For more information about Honors Week and Southwest's Honors Program,
call the College at (901) 333-5203.
Community College is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution.