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Weigh in on the Presidential Election at CCC Panel Discussion


In the afterglow of the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention and amid the anticipation of the upcoming debates, Camden County College’s Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility is providing a forum for the public to discuss the issues, strategies and possible outcomes of what could be one of the closest and most critical presidential elections in American history.


The discussion "Presidential Election 2012 and the Future of America" will be led by a panel of CCC faculty members, including Patrick Hughes (political science), Drew Jacobs (communications) and John L. Pesda (history). It will take place beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in Civic Hall, which is located in the Connector Building on CCC’s Blackwood Campus in Gloucester Township.


“This is a pivotal time in our nation’s history,” said Pesda, who is both a professor at the College and the director of the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility. “As an institution of higher learning, we have a duty to engage our community and provide an opportunity for citizens to discuss the issues and have intelligent debate on topics of importance.”


Audience members will be encouraged to express their opinions about issues as well as on the historic importance of the election.  Following the discussion, participants will be asked to submit a sample secret ballot – the results of which will be announced.


The program is free and open to the public and is recommended by the Center officials for students, the community and area educators. New Jersey professional development credit is available to teachers.


For additional information or to attend, contact the Center by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4333, or via e-mail at

Published: September 19, 2012