Press Release


Tuesday, April 24, 2007
by Beth Sowers

Hannibal, MO--Hannibal-LaGrange College will hold its May commencement ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, in the Mabee Sports Complex.  Approximately 175 graduates will receive degrees.

This year's commencement speaker will be Kenny Hulshof. Elected to Congress in 1996, Hulshof is serving his sixth term as the U.S. Representative serving the 25 counties in northeastern and central Missouri that make up Missouri's Ninth Congressional District.

After earning an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Economics at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1980, Hulshof enrolled in the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he graduated in 1983.

A native of Bertrand, Missouri, Hulshof is married to Renee (Howell) Hulshof, of Hannibal, Missouri, and a graduate of the Journalism School at the University of Missouri. Residents of Columbia, Missouri, the Hulshofs have two daughters, Casey and Hanna.  

During the graduation ceremony, the Parkway Distinguished Professor will be announced.  This award is given by Parkway Baptist Church in St. Louis.  Selection for the award is based on professional and personal outstanding contributions to Christian education.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations