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July 31, 2003

Dr. H.P. Jones to Speak at ULM Summer 2003 Commencement

The University of Louisiana at Monroe will hold its 2003 Summer Commencement on August 9, 2003 in Fant-Ewing Coliseum at 2 p.m. Dr. Horace Perry Jones, a history professor at ULM, will deliver the commencement address.

Jones has been teaching at ULM since 1965. In his 38 years with the school, he was awarded "Outstanding Teacher of the Year" in 1972. Jones served in the United States Marine Corps after high school. While in the Marines, he made the Inchon Landing in the Korean War and took part in what he calls the "Coldest Campaign" in U.S. military history, pulling back from the North Korean/Chinese border, and was awarded two purple hearts. Upon returning from military service, Jones attended Mississippi College. He became co-captain of the football team and was voted "Most Outstanding Male Athlete" his senior year. Jones then received a masters degree from Appalachian State University and went on to teach and coach in various schools throughout the United States and Europe. In 1960, Jones became the head coach and Athletic Director at the American School in London, England. He left London in 1961 with a pack on his back and hitchhiked around the world for over two and a half years. Jones earned his doctorate degree in history from the University of Mississippi and came to ULM in 1965.

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