Hannibal-LaGrange to celebrate Constitution Day Thursday in Roland Fine Arts Center

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Dirk Deaton | Photo courtesy of Hannibal-LaGrange University

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal-LaGrange University will celebrate Constitution Day with Missouri House Representative Dirk Deaton at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. in the Roland Fine Arts Center.

This Constitution Day event is in partnership with the Moorman Foundation as part of the Free Society Speaker Series at HLGU. Hannibal-LaGrange University has long been an advocate of the principles of a free and virtuous society.

In a press release, Eric Turner, Christian Studies division chair at HLGU, said, “I am both excited and honored to have Dirk Deaton speak on campus for our Constitution Day event. Dirk is a perfect fit as he embodies the combination of Christian faith and public service with respect to the political landscape in Missouri.”

Deaton earned his undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies at Liberty University and also attended Crowder College and Missouri Southern State University.

Before becoming a representative, Deaton worked for a small southwest Missouri manufacturer. He was first elected for a two-year term in November 2018 and was re-elected in 2020 and 2022.

“I am eagerly anticipating the connections Dirk will make for our students, staff and faculty between our Christian faith and faithful stewardship of our constitutional responsibilities,” Turner said.

For more information about Constitution Day at HLGU, email freesociety.hlgu@gmail.com. This event is free and open to the public.

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