(864) 977-7000
 


US District Court Judge to Present Lecture at NGU

Tigerville, SC (February 13, 2019) US District Court Judge Donald C. Coggins Jr. will present a lecture on the freedoms and responsibilities provided by the First Amendment at North Greenville University on Monday, Feb. 18.

The First Amendment states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Coggins completed a degree in economics at Clemson University in 1981 and earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1984.

President Donald Trump nominated Coggins on August 3, 2017, along with support from Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Tim Scott. Coggins also received the rating “Unanimously Well Qualified” from the American Bar Association.

Before his role as judge for the District of South Carolina, Coggins served the Spartanburg area practicing civil litigation.

The lecture will take place on Constitution Day, Monday, February 18, at 6 p.m. in the Hayes Ministry Center. This free lecture is open to the public, however tickets are required. Contact the School of Theatre Box Office at 864-977-7085 for ticket information.

Photo credit: American Society of Legal Advocates

Article written by NGU Communications Intern Hannah Hurst

         

Related Stories


Board Approves Contract Extension for President Fant, New Strategic Plan
Inaugural Betty Jo Craft Service Award presented to Board Chair David Charpia.

NGU Announces New Physical Education Major
Program to prepare students to teach physical education in school systems throughout South Carolina and beyond.

School of Theatre Nominated to Compete in Festival
The cast of "Nora's House" invited to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 47 in Feb. 

University Purchases Ryan's Corporate Office Building in Greer
University Announces Acquisition of former Ryan's Corporate Office Building...

Vision 2020 to Inform, Prepare, Inspire
Seminar to focus on election-year issues impacting the church and culture. 

Elementary Education Online Program Named Most Affordable for 2020
Ranking based on affordability and quality.

NGU Graduate Named Semifinalist for 2016 National Student Auditions
Recent graduate Steven Bates to advance to national semifinals of the 2016 NATS National Student Auditions.  

A Jack of All Trades and Master of None? No, That's Definitely Not Me
"If it were not for the interdis studies degree, I would not have been flexible in my career."