College of Southern Nevada President Dr. Federico Zaragoza is pleased to invite the media and all who cherish the value of education to the North Las Vegas Campus for the official dedication of the Tyrone Thompson Student Union on November 14.
The union, which opened this semester, will be named in honor of the late assemblyman, who was long known as a tireless advocate for education and mentorship, particularly for low-income and minority students like many of those CSN serves every day.
“Champions like Assemblyman Thompson are one in a million,” Zaragoza said. “He was a part of the CSN family, frequently on our campuses for functions and events centered on student success. Not only did he act as a mentor and an advocate, he was our friend. The student union will stand as a reminder of the causes he fought for and the students he served.”
CSN opened new student unions on each of its three campuses this year, spaces that students have long been advocating for. The 29,000-square-foot buildings feature modern dining options, student government offices, food pantries for food insecure students, meeting rooms, spacious common areas and unique courtyards.
A plaque honoring Thompson will be unveiled at the dedication ceremony.
What: Dedication of the Tyrone Thompson Student Union
When: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, November 14
Where: Tyrone Thompson Student Union, CSN North Las Vegas Campus