By Norm Miller, LCNews
PINEVILLE (LCNews) — Louisiana College is elated to welcome home one of its own, Dr. Thomas Howell, as he debuts his book, Soldiers of the Pen, Friday, March 15, in LC’s Norton Library at 9:15 a.m.
Howell highlights the Writers’ War Board — a group of media figures who volunteered to create propaganda for the WWII effort. Members included notable names such as Pearl S. Buck and Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.
Louisiana College’s former history professor argues that the WWB’s history remains largely unknown because it was not recognized as an official part of the government’s war effort even though it received federal funds supporting its work.
“Dr. Howell remains a favorite among our Louisiana College family, and we are proud to claim him as a Wildcat,” said LC President Rick Brewer. “Not only was he beloved by faculty and students alike, he was an avid sports fan and is a member of our Louisiana College Sports Hall of Fame.”
Howell is among the few who graduated from LC with a 4.0 GPA. He left Louisiana College in 2006 for a position at William Jewel College, from which he recently retired.