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B.I. Moody III to receive honorary doctorate at UL Lafayette commencement on Friday

A longtime business and community leader will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during its Fall 2017 commencement ceremonies Friday.
Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president, will present an honorary degree to B.I. Moody III during the General Assembly. It will begin at 11 a.m. at the Cajundome.
Moody is chairman of The Moody Company and of Louisiana State Newspapers Inc.

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St. Landry Parish School Board plans retreat at LSUE on Wednesday

The St. Landry Parish School Board plans a retreat at 4 pm. Wednesday on the Louisiana State University Eunice campus, 2048 Johnson Highway, Eunice.
On the agenda are presentation and discussions on the facility assessment and demographic study.
The meeting will be held at the Acadian Center in Rooms 126 to 128.
The School Board has scheduled a March 24 election on a 11.4-mill, 10-year property tax proposal to raise $7 million annually to fund pay raises; and a a 20-year, 12.4-mill tax to fund a $99 million bond issue for capital improvements.

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Mary Leach Werner, an oil and gas executive, will be the commencement speaker at Louisiana State University Eunice’s Fall graduation ceremonies.

Werner to speak at LSUE’s commencement

Mary Leach Werner, an oil and gas executive, will be the commencement speaker at Louisiana State University Eunice’s Fall graduation ceremonies.
Werner will address the nearly 100 summer and fall graduates and their families in LSU Eunice’s Health and Physical Education Center at 10 a.m. Friday.

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UL Lafayette alum and former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will be guest speaker at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Fall 2017 commencement ceremony on Friday.

Blanco to speak at University of Louisiana at Lafayette commencement

UL Lafayette alum and former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco will be guest speaker at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Fall 2017 commencement ceremony on Friday.
Blanco was governor from 2004 to 2008.
The year after she took office, Blanco led the state when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the state.
During her term, she directed the largest investment increase in higher education in state history. Blanco expanded the state’s pre-K program and fully funded Louisiana’s colleges and universities for the first time in 25 years.

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