Bill Hood Topper 2018
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Bill Hood Ford 2019
NOMC No Time to be Sick 2019

Governor Edwards to address Southeastern commencement

Governor Edwards to address Southeastern commencement
Posted: Apr 28, 2016
Comments: 0

From Southeastern Louisiana University


     HAMMOND – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards will provide the keynote address at Southeastern Louisiana University’s graduation ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, at the University Center.
     The university will confer approximately 1,100 degrees on students who are graduating with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
     Edwards was elected the 56th governor of the state last year and assumed office in January. A native of Amite, he served eight years as an Airborne Ranger with the U.S. Army. While in the service, he commanded a rifle company in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.
     In 2008, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 72, representing parts of East Feliciana, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes and served as a member of the Northshore Delegation, which includes districts that cover Southeastern. A Democrat, he served as chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and as minority leader in the House of Representatives. Edwards served for eight years in the House until the Louisiana voters elected him governor.
     Edwards graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1988 and earned his law degree from the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, earning the honor Order of the Coif, a scholastic society recognizing excellence in legal education. His civil law practice is located in his hometown of Amite.
Print
 
Tags:
Sherman Mack 2019
Rosaryville Cemetary
ACF Right Rec
My People Vote 2019
Addington Chiro 2019 Green outdoors
Anytime Fitness Amite 2019
FP Arena 2019