Coast Colleges particpate in ‘Congress to Campus’

From left, Orval Hansen, a Republican from Idaho; Jerry Patterson, district trustee; and Dennis M. Hertel, a Democrat from Michigan, field questions from a student. Photo credit Orange Coast College

By Dale Lendrum
Western Sun staff writer

Golden West College, Orange Coast College, and Coastline Community College , the three campuses that make up the Coast Community College District, will be participating in Congress to Campus from April 22 – 24, 2012.

Typically offered at four-year universities, the Congress to Campus program was brought to Coast students by Board President Jerry Patterson’s involvement with the program.

Congress to Campus is designed to attract college students that are interested in public service and leadership, by allowing them to interact with and learn from many former United States congressmen.

Former Congressmen Sam Coppersmith and Orval Hansen will join with Coast Community College board members, campus administrators, and members of student government from all three campuses for a reception, dinner, and discussion at OCC’s Captain’s Table restaurant on Sunday, April 22.

Golden West College will be hosting a “meet and greet” breakfast and discussion with the Congressmen Monday, April 23 in the Student Center located next to the bookstore.

Joining the congressmen for breakfast will be the Associated Students of Golden West College, academic senate, along with various other student organizations as well.

Following the breakfast, all students will be invited to Administration 209 to participate in a discussion and question and answer session with our former government leaders. Students in attendance can seek guidance on how to get involved in government.

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