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|SMART GROWTH SUMMIT RECEPTION CANCELED SUNDAY NIGHT
HAMMOND – A reception originally
scheduled Sunday night (April 17) at the Southeastern Louisiana University
Alumni Center for participants in U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu’s Smart Growth
Summit has been canceled due to the death of Louisiana Senator John Hainkel
Hainkel died Friday morning
at a camp in Mississippi. Senator Landrieu and Southeastern President Randy
Moffett concurred with a decision to cancel the scheduled event out of
respect for Sen. Hainkel.
“Senator Hainkel was a
longtime friend of Southeastern, and the entire university community mourns
his death,” said Moffett. “It was largely through his leadership and ability
to unite our legislative delegation in Baton Rouge that Southeastern has
enjoyed a $90 million construction boom over the last several years. We
will miss his friendship, advice and counsel. Our condolences are with
his family and close friends.”
The summit, “Smart Growth
in Louisiana Communities,” will go on as scheduled on Monday from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m.