Press Release

HLGU Nursing Students to Receive Pins

Thursday, May 2, 2013
by Rebecca Sneed

Hannibal-LaGrange University's Division of Nursing and Allied Health will give nursing students their pins at the annual pinning ceremony on Friday, May 3 at 7 pm in the Roland Fine Arts Center's Parker Theatre.

This year's speaker will be HLGU president, Dr. Anthony Allen. A North Carolina native, Allen was raised in a Christian home. He played football for four years at Duke University where he was a defensive tackle and graduated with a degree in history and religion. He earned both the Master of Divinity with language degree and the Master of Theology ethics degree at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., where he also worked 1993-2007, beginning as director of admissions and advancing to vice-president for institutional development.

Allen began at Midwestern Seminary in 2007 as the senior vice president for administration, and the chief operational officer, became the senior vice president for institutional advancement in 2007, and in 2012 took on his previous job title as senior VP for administration and COO. In 2011, Allen earned an Ed.D from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Allen and his wife, Stacy, have five children: Bethany, Evan, Leighton, Annaliese, and Brinley.

Twenty-eight second-year students will receive their official nursing pin and will go on to graduate Saturday, May 4, with their associate degree.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations