Learn About Career In State Department From Tulsa Native, Diplomat

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 3:06 pm
By: Dee Duren

Tulsa native James Kuykendall will return home to speak to area students and others about a career in the U.S. State Department.

Kuykendall, a 2004 graduate of Wright Christian Academy, is currently the reporting officer at the U.S. consulate in Nuevo Laredo. Other postings have taken him to Belgium, Canada and Washington, D.C.

Kuykendall has also attended international human rights conferences in Poland and Greece as part of the U.S. delegations.

He will discuss his experiences and encourage others to consider careers with the state department.

Kuykendall will be at the TCC Center for Creativity, Metro Campus at 909 South Boston Avenue, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, February 4. On Tuesday, February 5, he will speak from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Studio Theatre, Building 6, Southeast Campus. TCC's Southeast Campus is located at 10300 East 81st Street.

The public is welcome to attend.

Kuykendall's visit is part of the State Department's Hometown Diplomats Program designed to "put a hometown face" on foreign policy and to educate the public on the U.S. Department of State, according to a TCC news release.