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Department Honors Former Congressman Ed Bryant and Graduating Seniors at French Christmas Dinner

The Department of History and Political Science, along with the Delta-Psi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, celebrated the academic contributions of former Congressman Ed Bryant and the achievements of graduating political science majors Rachel Winford and Tyler Kent at a French Christmas dinner held at Dr. Stephen Carls's home on December 8, 2006. Twenty-nine people attended the event, which included traditional French food and Christmas carolers from Trinity Christian Academy. Mr. Bryant, who represented Tennessee's Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for eight years (January, 1995 - December, 2002), taught political science courses at Union from the fall of 2004 through the fall of 2006. During a brief program, Associate Professor of Political Science Sean Evans highlighted Mr. Bryant's contributions to Union University, and he also paid tribute to Ms. Winford and Mr. Kent for their many accomplishments while students at Union.

Department faculty, faculty spouses, and students who attended the Third Annual French Christmas dinner on December 8, 2006 pose for a photo at the beginning of the evening.

Dr. David Thomas (left to right), Cassie Harris, and Derrick Lambert wait for the meal to begin at the department's French Christmas dinner.

Dr. Kevin Cooney (left to right), Mrs. Cindy Bryant, Former Congressman Ed Bryant, and Dr. Sean Evans stand together during the program honoring Mr. Bryant for his work in the department from 2004 through 2006.

Dr. Sean Evans congratulates graduating political science major Rachel Winford during the French Christmas dinner program on her accomplishments as a student at Union.

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