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LSUA Honors Convocation Set for April 24

Released: 04/18/2001

<p> The Colonel W. R. Middleton Award, Louisiana State University at Alexandria&acute;s highest student honor, will be presented during the 39th annual LSUA Honors Day Convocation slated for Tuesday, April 24 at 11 a.m. in the Barbara Brumfield Caffey Annex. The award is given annually to a student who exhibits outstanding service to the University and community. </p><p> David T. Britt, Ph.D., president of the United Way of Central Louisiana, will be the guest speaker for the event. Awards will be given to approximately 120 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> Britt has been with United Way since February 1997 and previously worked for the Metro United Way in Louisville, Kentucky. </p><p> Britt received his bachelor of arts from LSU in 1976 and received his master of divinity in 1980 and his doctor of philosophy from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1985. His graduate studies were through the University of Michigan&acute;s Institute for Survey Research. </p><p> Britt serves on the boards of Renaissance Home for Youth, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Kent House and the Rapides Workforce Investment Board. </p><p> He is married to Viola deVries Britt, who is the executive director of Rapides Habitat for Humanity, and has two sons, Jeb and Chris. </p><p> For more information, contact Pat Franks, event coordinator, at 427-4452. </p>