By Norm Miller, LC Communications
PINEVILLE (LCNews) – Louisiana College is set to confer 135 degrees at its 159th commencement ceremony on Saturday. The ticketed event begins at 10 a.m. in Guinn Auditorium.
The keynote speaker is Rev. David Edwards, president of David Edwards Publications.
Edwards – an ordained and licensed preacher – is a professional speaker and author, who travels full-time speaking in schools and churches. He holds a BA in Religion with a minor in Mass Communications and Art from Oklahoma City University. He has completed additional graduate work at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
An approved speaker for many school boards in 16 states, Edwards has spoken at seminars and chapel services at colleges and universities. He has spoken at Pride World Drug Conferences, Youth Evangelism Conferences (Y.E.C.), and Xtreme Winter Youth Conferences.
Edwards has served as a mission minister in Brazil, Switzerland, Belgium, Amsterdam, Jamaica, and South Korea.
Having written 23 books, Edwards formed David Edwards Publications in 2005 with a mission statement of “Meeting people where they are in life and bringing them one step closer in the process of knowing Jesus Christ.”
Continuing a tradition begun by LC president Dr. Rick Brewer at last spring’s commencement, two graduates – Dallis Coleman and Miranda Quartemont – also will address the audience.
Coleman, a veteran of the US Air Force and mother of two, will talk about her experience in completing LC’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Coleman’s husband is stationed at Barksdale AFB in Shreveport.
Klein, daughter of LC’s Professor Al Quartemont, will talk about her pursuit of a BA/Convergence Media major. Klein is a reporter for “The Town Talk” newspaper and is married to LC alumnus Mark Klein.
“Students like Dallis and Miranda and all the rest are why we do what we do,” Brewer said. “They epitomize the best of Louisiana College’s past and present, and they serve as positive examples of what God has in store for this institution and its future graduates.
“They have done more than merely survive LC’s relevant, relational and rigorous education,” Brewer added. “They have excelled as prepared graduates who are ready to leave the Hill in Pineville with lives that will transform others’ lives. I am so proud of each and every graduate.”