Dec. 5, 2003
The University of Louisiana at Monroe will hold its 2003 Fall Commencement on December 20, 2003 in Fant-Ewing Coliseum at 2 p.m. State Representative Charles McDonald will deliver the commencement address.
McDonald, a Holly Ridge native, has been an educator and is now a legislator in Louisiana. He has taught and been an administrator at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. McDonald was one of the architects of TOPS and has chaired the education committee in the Louisiana House of Representatives. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1961 then received his M.Ed. in 1969 and his Ed.D. in 1973. McDonald then worked at ULM until he won his seat in the state legislature in 1991.
Both McDonald and his wife, Patsy, are ULM alumni and are active in their support of the University. McDonald is also the 2003 recipient of ULM's prestigious Golden Arrow alumni award.
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