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FCC Commissioner Michael Copps to Speak at Wofford

Monday, March 04, 2002

SPARTANBURG, SC—Dr. Michael Copps, a Wofford College alumnus and one of five members of the Federal Communications Commission, will speak in the Montgomery Room of the Burwell Building at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11.

The FCC, the independent government agency that since 1934 has regulated interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable, is directed by five commissioners appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate for five-year terms.

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Wofford, Copps earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and served on the faculty at Loyola University of the South in New Orleans. In 1970, he moved to Washington to join the staff of Sen. Ernest Hollings, serving 12 years as chief of staff. He also worked in the U.S. Department of Commerce before accepting the FCC position. He is married to Elizabeth Catherine Miller Copps; they have five children and live in Alexandria, Va.

(This event is open to the CAMPUS COMMUNITY and invited guests only, but news media are invited to attend.)