Mississippi College Alumni Magazine | Fall 2010

MC Welcomes Mike Huckabee

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee headlines spring scholarship banquet

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will headline Mississippi College’s spring scholarship banquet on March 28, 2011.

Huckabee, who hosts a popular talk show on the Fox News Channel, served as governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007 and finished second behind Senator John McCain in his quest for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination in 2008. Viewers of his TV show, Huckabee, enjoy watching the former governor interview newsmakers and sometimes play guitar with musicians and bands appearing on the program. Huckabee is also heard daily on the Huckabee Report, his nationally syndicated radio show.

A former Baptist pastor and denominational leader, Huckabee was the youngest president in the history of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention. In demand as a speaker nationwide, Huckabee is the author of seven books, including his most recent, A Simple Christmas.

“We consider Gov. Huckabee, who attended Baptist colleges at the undergraduate and graduate level and served as president of the Arkansas Baptist Convention, to be fully supportive of institutions like ours,” MC President Lee Royce said. “We look forward to his remarks about America’s political scene and other timely topics.”

The annual spring scholarship banquet is a vital component of the $80 million “Growing the Vision” campaign. Gov. Huckabee is the latest in a strong lineup of banquet speakers. Last year’s banquet featuring businessman Steve Forbes raised a record $312,500 for scholarships at MC.

Scholarship Banquet Sponsorship Opportunities

Mississippi College offers several sponsorship opportunities through which you can meet former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and help support the “Growing the Vision” campaign. Sponsorships begin at $1,000. Individual tickets to the scholarship banquet are $150. For more information, please contact Amy Rowan at 601.925.3257 or rowan@mc.edu.

 

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