Trojan Talk, May 2013
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HLGU Earns Place on National Honor Roll for Community Service
Hannibal-LaGrange University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

"Hannibal-LaGrange University has a long history of service-learning and believes strongly in preparing our graduates to be active leaders and participants in an ever changing world," said Dr. Jeff Brown, Director of Campus Ministries. "We're honored to receive this prestigious award and owe much of it to the students themselves. Through both their faith and compassions, they're the energy driving our commitment and they're the ones who make it all happen." HLGU's Carroll Mission Center serves as the focal point for ministry, missions, and many community outreach projects, such as: Hannibal Helping Hands, Maymester Missions, missions training, and student mobilization in regard to community and local church service.

In the University's commitment to its motto "Knowledge for Service," service-learning, co-curricular leadership activities, missions, and community partnerships are embedded with the curriculum and woven throughout campus life. In addition HLGU athletic teams are expected to participate and lead in service activities as well. New student orientation and first year programs, such as Freshman Seminar, provide students the opportunity to integrate leadership development and service-learning. These and several other service-related activities undergird the University's comprehensive and distinct initiative known as the "HLGU Experience."

HLGU students are encouraged to capture their experiences by developing an official co-curricular transcript. Over 68% of full-time, main campus students and 98% of full-time residential students utilized the University's transcript software program Folio 180. During the 2011-2012 award period, HLGU students logged over 26,000 hours of campus and community engagement experiences.

"Congratulations to Hannibal-LaGrange University, its faculty, and students for its commitment to service, both in and out of the classroom," said Wendy Spencer, CEO of CNCS. "Through its work, institutions of higher education are helping improve their local communities and create a new generation of leaders by challenging students to go beyond the traditional college experience and solve local challenges."

CNCS has administered the award since 2006 and manages the program in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as the American Council on Education and Campus Compact.

More information about HLGU's community service efforts and campus visit days can be found at More information on eligibility and the full list of Honor Roll awardees, can be found at

In the News at HLG
HLGU Releases Fall 2012 Dean's List
Hannibal-LaGrange University has released the names of students who qualified for the Academic Dean's List for the Fall 2012 semester. To qualify for the Dean's List, the student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher while carrying a minimum class load of 12 hours.

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"Reflections" magazine is now Online!
In addition to articles about missions, athletics, and HLGU’s Nursing Department, you will also find stories about several generous donors and our annual “Hall of Honor.”

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May 3rd
Nursing Pinning Ceremony, 7 pm

May 4th
Commencement, 10 am

July 4th
March in Hannibal, MO's 4th of July Parade

July 26th
"Mary Poppins" at The Muny

August 17th
3rd Annual Alumni & Friends Work Day


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HLGU Nursing Grads Receive 100% Pass Rate

Hannibal-LaGrange University's thirty-five 2012 nursing graduates top the state and national levels with a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

The NCLEX-RN is an exam distributed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing used to ensure and regulate that only competent and licensed nurses are practicing in the healthcare arena.

"I am very excited and proud of both the graduates and the nursing faculty for such an accomplishment," said Anne Riggs, MSN, RN, Director of the Division of Nursing and Allied Health.

"The 100% pass rate that we achieved with the NCLEX-RN has carried over to a general sense of confidence and achievement in our professional roles," said Andrew Schmidt, a 2012 nursing graduate. "The nursing program at HLGU did a superb job of preparing me for my job as a floor nurse on a Med/Surg/Oncology floor."

This comes as exciting news to the nursing department, but this is not a first time achievement for them. The nursing graduates and faculty also received a 100% pass rate in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

"I am extremely pleased with the news that our nursing students had a 100% pass rate on their boards. This is the result of the hard work and dedication of our faculty in the nursing program," said Dr. Anthony Allen, HLGU President. "Congratulations to all!"

With a Missouri state average of a 93% pass rate for first-time exam takers and a national average of 90%, HLGU students easily top the list.

"I love working with the students to help them understand concepts and to see them put it all together," said Nursing Instructor Terri Amos. "A 100% NCLEX-RN pass rate validates that the students are receiving what they need to be successful!"

The nursing faculty is dedicated to the program's mission to achieve excellence in nursing education by maintaining high academic standards in a distinctively Christian environment. The program's curriculum and instructional processes reflect educational theory, interdisciplinary collaboration, research and best practices which prepare graduates to be successful on the NCLEX-RN, and as practitioners.

Hannibal-LaGrange University's nursing program offers an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), LPN to RN program, and BSN online completion program and is currently accepting applications for admission. Nurses have limitless job opportunities, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and flexible hours.

For more information, contact Director Anne Riggs at 573-629-3143 or via email at To download an application, visit the website at The program is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).

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