Lamar University

State Senator Robert Nichols

Keynote speaker will be state Sen. Robert Nichols 

Lamar University is scheduled to confer 577 degrees at summer commencement Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Montagne Center. District 3 State Senator Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, will be the keynote speaker. Nichols is a 1968 graduate of LU.


Lamar University fresh­man Brandon Jamal Hill, 20, died unexpectedly after being taken by ambulance to an area hospital after becoming ill on Feb. 3, university offi­cials said.

Hill was a resident of Mis­souri City and lived in Monroe Hall on the campus.

The only mention of the death was on the Lamar Universi­ty website through a statement by LU President Ken Evans.