KCC to host Judge Pamela Lightvoet on Constitution Day

Kellogg Community College will observe Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, with a guest speaker, Judge Pamela Lightvoet, and by hosting a Secretary of State Mobile Branch Office.

Constitution Day activities, which also include prizes and giveaways for students, run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the reflecting pools on KCC’s North Avenue campus in Battle Creek. The event is open to the public.

Lightvoet, who will deliver her address at 12:15 p.m., is a judge for the 9th Circuit Court in Kalamazoo. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1992 and worked in private practice until she was elected as a judge in 2006.

The Secretary of State Mobile Branch Office, to be located on KCC’s Circle Drive, offers a variety of services, including issuing or renewing driver licenses and special endorsements; changing a driver license address or other personal information; issuing or renewing a personal identification card; providing disability parking permits; registering people to vote; selling individual driving records; titling and registering vehicles and watercraft; and transferring titles.

Constitution Day commemorates Sept. 17, 1787, when the delegates at the Constitutional Convention signed and adopted the U.S. Constitution as a governing document. By federal law, all publicly funded educational institutional institutions nationwide are required to provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on or about Sept. 17 each year.