Phipps Will Teach College Class

With her four-year prison sentence behind her, former state Agriculture Commissioner Meg Scott Phipps will begin teaching a class this month at a community college.

Phipps is teaching a course about women in American history at
Alamance Community College as part of a program that allows
students to transfer to four-year universities. The course will be
similar to one she taught to fellow inmates at a prison in
Alderson, West Virginia.

Phipps was released from prison last spring after serving time
for taking illegal campaign contributions.

Community College president Martin Nadelman said the Phipps'
guilty plea and prison time weren't an issue in hiring her as a
part-time instructor.


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