Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the State of Virginia Visits CHS
Monday, December 8, 2014
Maurice Jones, graduate of Central High School and current Secretary of Commerce
and Trade for the State of Virginia, spoke to CHS students on Tuesday, November
11. Jones talked to students about the Lunenburg County Public School teachers who
took the time to encourage his love for learning and to help him apply to colleges.
Jones graduated from Hampden-Sydney College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political
Science, studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar receiving his Master of
Philosophy in International Relations, and received his law degree from the University
Among his many accomplishments, Jones served as the Deputy Secretary for the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Obama Administration and was
the President and Publisher of the Virginian Pilot in Hampton Roads, VA.
Jones told students that anything is possible with hard work and the guidance of
good teachers and mentors. After his presentation, Jones demonstrated his belief
in the importance of mentoring by taking the time to talk to many students about
their future plans and to offer his assistance.