Associate Justice Ann H. Lamar (2nd from right) visits with Delta State Family and Consumer Science majors (from left) Jane Critz Pillow of Greenwood; Laura Beth Scipper of Hernando; Dr. Jan Haynes (standing), Delta State Chair of the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, and Natalie Pickard (at right) of Biloxi. Lamar graduated Delta State in 1974, with a degree in Home Economics in Education.
Justice Lamar returned to her alma mater to present a lecture, sponsored by Delta State University’s Madison Center, in honor of the anniversary of the adoption date of the U.S. Constitution, which was Sept. 17, 1787.
In her presentation, Lamar emphasized the importance of the Constitution, as a living, breathing document, and stressed that each American know the document and the rights the Constitution afford them. The presentation was held in the Jacob Conference Center in Ewing Hall on the campus.
A native of Senatobia, Justice Lamar was appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court May 21, 2007, becoming the third woman to serve on the State’s Supreme Court.
The Madison Center, under the direction of Dr. Garry Jennings, is Delta State University’s center for the study of democracy, human rights and the constitution.