Nevada college names student union after late lawmaker
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The College of Southern Nevada has named the student union at its North Las Vegas campus after former state Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson.
CSN President Federico Zaragoza hosted a Thursday ceremony to christen a building plaque honoring Thompson, who died in May at age 51 during the legislative session in Carson City.
Thompson was a Democrat who represented North Las Vegas in the Assembly for more than five years and was chairman of the Education Committee.
Before that, he spent nearly 20 years as a volunteer court-appointed special advocate for abused and neglected foster children.
Zaragoza calls Thompson a one-in-a-million champion, mentor, advocate and friend of the College of Southern Nevada family.
CSN also has Henderson and Las Vegas locations.
Each campus opened a new student union this year.