HLGU Invites Community to Moorman Installation Ceremony

Hannibal-LaGrange University invites the community to their Moorman Installation Ceremony for Business Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Business Scott Hall on Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm in the Student Center on campus. Anne Rathbone Bradley, PhD, the academic director for The Fund for American Studies, is the featured speaker. A reception will follow the ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Michelle Gibson at (573) 629-3092 or michelle.gibson@hlg.edu.

After receiving a grant from the Moorman Foundation in the amount of $339,000 to establish the first Moorman Professorship, HLGU announced in a recent awards ceremony that Mr. Scott Hall had been named the Moorman Professor and will execute the grant programming to expand HLGU’s academic and civic engagement on the importance of free market principles in business and society.

“Free market solutions to social and economic problems are topics that we’ve been developing for several years,” said Hall. “We’re excited and blessed to work with the Moorman Foundation to promote these concepts both in the classroom and in the community.”

“Mr. Hall is the perfect selection to be the first Moorman Professor here at HLGU,” said Dr. Miles Mullin, vice president for academic administration and dean of faculty. “It is a natural fit as he is already deeply committed to the economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society and is actively involved in several groups that promote liberty, free markets, and strong personal character. Beyond that, he is a knowledgeable and engaging classroom instructor, working hard to shape the next generation of students who believe that people flourish best when they are given the most freedom.”

Hall began teaching at HLGU in January 2016 after twenty years in banking and two years as a financial advisor. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University in 1998, and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Liberty University.

Dr. Anne Rathbone Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer Fellow for Economic Education and the academic director at The Fund for American Studies. She also serves as the Vice President of Economic Initiatives at the Institute for Faith, Works, and Economics, where she develops and commissions research toward a systematic biblical theology of economic freedom. Additionally, she also serves as a visiting professor at Georgetown University, a visiting scholar at the Bernard Center for Women, Politics, and Public Policy, and an instructor at The Institute for World Politics and George Mason University. Previously, she taught at Charles University (Prague), and served as the associate director for the Program in Economics, Politics, and the Law at the James M. Buchanan Center at George Mason University.

The Moorman Foundation, founded in 1942 by Charles and Fabiola Moorman, has long held dear the basic economic, ethical, and legal principles of a free society. They believe that a deeper understanding of these principles will allow for a greater appreciation of the benefits and credibility of a free society and a better-informed and engaged generation of Americans.