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May 18, 2011

Hargrave to address grads

Ada —  

One hundred fifty newly minted graduates of Ada High School will traverse the stage at the Ada Cougar Activity Center Thursday at 7 p.m.

The Class of 2011, the 105th graduating class of Ada High, will be addressed by East Central University President John R. Hargrave.

The agenda for the ‘in at seven, out by eight’ format calls for Senior Class President Stephen Michael Miller to introduce President Hargrave.

The presentation of graduates by Principal Charles Golightly and Ada City Schools Superintendent Pat Harrison will be followd by presentation of diplomas by School Board President Betty Hilton.

Hargrave became ECU’s president July 1, 2009. One of his first duties was opening the new Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center in September 2009. He and other university officials are working to make a new School of Business and Conference Center a reality next door to the fine arts center.

Hargrave’s family has deep ties to the university and counts 18 members who attended or graduated from ECU, beginning with Hargrave’s grandparents

Hargrave graduated from ECU with honors in 1977, majoring in speech and sociology. He earned a law degree at the University of Oklahoma in 1980 and began practicing law.

 

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