Press Release

Booster Banquet to Feature Mike Huckabee

Tuesday, May 31, 2011
by Beth Sowers

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Hannibal, MO - Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will be the featured speaker at the 70th Annual Hannibal-LaGrange University Booster Banquet on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mabee Sports Complex.

Huckabee is the host of the number one rated "HUCKABEE" on the Fox News Channel, and is heard three times daily across the nation on the "Huckabee Report" syndicated by the Citadel Media Network, it has been the fastest growing new program on the Citadel Media Network in recent years. He is the author of seven books, the most recent being "A Simple Christmas," which was a regular on the New York Times Bestseller list for weeks when it was released. After his campaign for the Republican nomination for President in 2008, in which he finished second to John McCain, he formed HuckPac to assist Conservative Republicans running for office nationwide and has amassed a volunteer team with thousands of activists in all 50 states. From 1996-2007, Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was recognized nationally for his leadership, having been honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his numerous accomplishments. Governing Magazine named him as one of its 'Public Officials of the Year' for 2005, Time Magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America, and later in the same year, Huckabee received the American Association of Retired Person's Impact Award.

A significant part of his early adult life was spent as a pastor and denominational leader. He became the youngest president ever of the Arkansas Southern Baptist State Convention, the largest denomination in Arkansas. Huckabee led rapidly growing congregations in Pine Bluff and Texarkana. The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in Florida. They have three grown children: John Mark, David and Sarah.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the meal will be served at 7:00 p.m. Prices are as follows: $60.00 for General Admission tickets before November 1, 2011, includes banquet admission; $80.00 for General Admission tickets on and after November 1, 2011, includes banquet admission; $200 for Executive Admission tickets, includes admission to a special private reception with Huckabee from 6:00-6:50 p.m., a signed copy of “A Simple Government” and a reserved seat at the banquet. Attendees to the special private reception will be able to meet Mike Huckabee and have a photo with him. Due to the very limited amount of Executive tickets, you must call the Office of Institutional Advancement at 573.629.3124 to purchase them by credit card only.

For more information, please contact Lauren Youse, Director of Alumni Services and Development, at 573.629.3126.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations