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Rep. Bell to speak at UMO

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Published in News on March 26, 2014 1:46 PM

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State Rep. Larry Bell

MOUNT OLIVE -- State Rep. Larry Bell of Clinton will be the speaker Thursday night for the University of Mount Olive annual Braswell Lecture Thursday.

The free event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Raper Building's Southern Bank Auditorium.

Bell's lecture will center around education in the current political arena.

Bell is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly, where he represents the state's 21 House District, including constituents in Sampson, Duplin and Wayne counties.

A retired school superintendent and education consultant, Bell is serving his seventh term.

The Braswell Lecture is held annually in memory of Jessie Dail Braswell who taught in Princeton public schools for 34 years and demonstrated a life-long commitment to education

The Jessie Dail and Walter Vernon Braswell Endowment funds the Braswell Scholars, the largest scholarship program at Mount Olive College. Since 1998, the Braswell Lecture has featured leaders in North Carolina education and presented speeches on significant issues.

The public is invited.