Press Release

Mike Huckabee to Speak at HLGU Booster Banquet

Monday, January 24, 2011
by Beth Sowers

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. In the past, Booster Banquet has been held on a Friday, but due to Huckabee's TV schedule it is being held on a Tuesday this year.

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.

Tickets go on sale July 1. 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