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LSUA Honors Convocation Set for April 23

Released: 04/10/2002

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The Colonel W. R. Middleton Award, Louisiana State University at Alexandria&acute;s highest student honor, will be presented during the 40th annual LSUA Honors Convocation slated for Tuesday, April 23 at noon in the Barbara Brumfield Caffey Annex. The award is given annually to a student who exhibits outstanding service to the University and community. The Honors Convocation is an opportunity for the University to recognize and reward students for their achievements, and the public is invited to attend. </p><p> Representative Charles A. Riddle, III of Marksville will be the guest speaker for the event where awards will be given to approximately 180 students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to the University and community. Several community leaders are scheduled to present various awards during the event </p><p> Representative Riddle has been a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives since 1992. He graduated from Marksville High School and received his bachelor of arts and juris doctorate from Louisiana State University. He has practiced law since 1980 and served as the chief indigent defender for the 12th Judicial District from 1988 through 1991. </p><p> Riddle currently serves on three committees in the House: Commerce, Education and Labor & Industrial Relations. He has spoken many times before the Education Committee in support of LSUA becoming a 4-year University. </p><p> Representative Riddle is marred to Susan Noone and has three sons. He is a member of the Marksville Lion&acute;s Club, Bunkie Rotary Club, the Marksville Chamber of Commerce and the Louisiana and Avoyelles Bar Associations. </p><p> For more information about the LSUA Honors Convocation, contact Dr. Henry Robertson, event coordinator, at 427-4483. </p>