- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Dr. James L. Holly will be the keynote speakers at Northwestern State University’s spring commencement.

Edwards will speak Friday, May 6, to graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development and the Louisiana Scholars’ College at 10 a.m.

Holly, a 1965 graduate of Northwestern State and founder and CEO of Southeast Texas Medical Associates, will address graduates from the College of Business and Technology and the College of Nursing and School of Allied Health at 3 p.m.

More than 950 students are expected to receive degrees.

Graduates of the Military Science/ROTC program will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the morning ceremony.

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