HLGU to celebrate Constitution Day Monday; House Rep. Richey to speak

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Doug Richey | Photo courtesy of Hannibal-LaGrange University

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal-LaGrange University will celebrate Constitution Day with Missouri House Rep. Doug Richey at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19 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. In a press release, Eric Turner, chair of the arts and humanities division at HLGU said, “Doug is a perfect fit as he embodies both a pastor’s heart and a sharp, scholarly mind with respect to the political landscape in Missouri.” 

Richey was elected to his first two-year term in the Missouri House of Representatives in 2018. He also is a law enforcement chaplain, adjunct professor and the senior pastor at Pisgah Baptist Church.

Richey earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Central Missouri and then went on to earn three master’s degrees and a doctorate from the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He spent eight years in the Missouri Army National Guard as a combat engineer. He has served as president for several alumni organizations and local boards. 

“I am eagerly anticipating the connections Doug 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@hlg.edu. This event is free and open to the public.

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