Students hosting meet, greet event at LBWCC

Published 12:02 am Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The public is invited to a “meet and greet” with political candidates on this Wed., Oct. 13, on the Andalusia campus of LBW Community College.

Sponsored by LBWCC’s Alpha Beta Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, organizers have invited all 48 local and statewide political candidates, as well as representatives from the Covington County Republican and Democratic parties.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society for two-year colleges and recognizes academic excellence. Members are active in the four hallmarks of leadership, scholarship, service and fellowship.

Heather Owen, LBWCC’s PTK sponsor, said the forum is the local PTK chapter’s “Honors in Action” project, designed to provide college students an avenue to become better informed of each candidate’s ideas and ideals prior to the Nov. 2 general election.

Owens said each candidate will address students and the public for five minutes, followed by casual discussions at reserved areas following the forum.

Candidates will appear in alphabetical order, and local candidates slated for attendance are: for state representative, Don Cotton and David Darby; for district attorney, Greg Gambril and Walt Merrell; and for coroner, Norman Hobson and Wilson “Eddie” Rowell. On the state level set to attend are: for state school board, Betty Letlow and Betty Peters; and for U.S. Congress, representatives for Bobby Bright and Martha Roby.

Candidate addresses will begin at 11 a.m. and the open forum at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, contact Heather Owen at 334-881-2282 or Katie O’Neal at 334-881-2260.