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SCC to Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17

constitution dayConstitution Day, also known as Citizenship Day, will be celebrated at Somerset Community College(SCC) on Monday, September 17 at the Somerset and Laurel campuses.

On September 17, 1787, the US Constitution was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Constitution, the highest law in the United States, is the framework for our government, outlining the powers and duties of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.  As a “living” document, it is at the center of the major debates and policies of our time.  One of the key principles the founders wanted to create within the Constitution was a true voice for the people. In an effort to achieve this they created the House of Representatives, which would grant each state a number of members based upon the size of the overall population of that state.  In order to accurately achieve this, Article I, Section 2 establishes that a census shall be conducted every ten years to measure the population, beginning in 1790.

To celebrate the 231st anniversary of the signing of the Constitution and prepare for the upcoming 2020 Census, SCC will be hosting an event on the Somerset and Laurel Campus that showcases a panel of experts discussing the historical, political, and economic implications of the U.S. Census and how it relates to the Constitution.

These two events will offer the unique opportunity to hear different perspectives on our Constitution, executive and judicial. The Moderator for the Somerset campus event will be, James Taylor, SCC Assistant Professor of Political Science. Melinda Allen, SCC Associate Professor of History, will moderate the Laurel Campus panel discussion.

The events are free and open to the public.

Somerset Campus:

Monday, September 17, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Citizens National Bank Community Room of the Harold Rogers Student Commons

 For more information on the Somerset Campus event contact:  James Taylor, Associate Professor of Political Science & SCC Transfer Coordinator, (606) 451-6820 or

Laurel Campus:

Monday, September 17, 2018—5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Laurel North, Health Sciences Building, Room 113

For more information on the Laurel Campus event contact:  Melinda Allen, Associate Professor of History, (606) 878-4866 or

Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, and centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell counties.