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Nevada college names student union after late lawmaker

November 15, 2019

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.