Sep 17, 2014

Columbia State to Celebrate Constitution Day

(COLUMBIA, Tenn. - Sept. 17, 2014) - - - In celebration of Constitution Day 2014, Columbia State Community College will present "What the Founding Fathers Wanted: Interpretations of the Constitution's Original Meaning" Monday, Sept. 22 at 12:25 p.m.

Greg Mewbourn and Thomas Flagel, assistant professors of history, will give a live multimedia presentation that will be viewable at all Columbia State campuses via Interactive Television broadcast.

The multimedia presentation will examine how close or how far our current political system stands from the original document written in 1787 and the context in which it was crafted. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in the following locations:

  • Columbia Campus - Hickman 121
  • Williamson Campus - Room 101
  • Lawrence County Campus - Room 112
  • Lewisburg Campus - Room 104
  • Clifton Campus - Room 105

Mewbourn, a Florence, Alabama resident, earned an Associate of Science degree in general education from Calhoun Community College, as well as bachelor's degrees in history and political science and master's degrees in education and history from the University of North Alabama. He is also the faculty mentor for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

A Franklin resident, Flagel holds a bachelor's degree in history from Loras College, a master's degree in European history from Kansas State University, a master's degree in international relations from Creighton University, and has studied at the University of Vienna. He is currently a doctoral student at Middle Tennessee State University and is the author of "The History Buff's Guide to the Presidents."

Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, one of the largest higher education systems in the nation. For more information, please visit

Tennessee's Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associate degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at

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