Abraham recognized with education award

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Monroe News-Star

U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham was named the 2016 Friend of Education by the Louisiana State organization of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.  The award recipient was announced during the 82nd Annual State Convention held in Bossier City in March.   Members from the state selection committee and the nominating chapter met with Abraham in his district office in Monroe to present the award.

Abraham, whose district covers 24 parishes, was nominated by the Ruston chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.  In the nomination packet, the chapter commended Abraham for the character, integrity, hard work and dedication he has exhibited through his professional and community service and in his first year as a U.S. House of Representatives member.

During his first year, he has visited campuses and communities throughout the district to learn more about key education issues and their contributions to local, state, and national initiatives.  He has spoken to students and faculty about the importance of hard work, education, and leadership.  Further, Abraham’s positions on House committees ensure that students and educational institutions in his district are well represented.  His advocacy efforts on issues related to education are appreciated.

The Friend of Education Award was created in 2011 to recognize a legislator who is a proponent of education and one who supports teachers and students.  Nominations for the Friend of Education award are accepted annually in January.  The award recipient is named in March.  Nominees must be a Louisiana Legislator at the local, parish, state or national level.

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ABOUT RALPH

Dr. Ralph Abraham grew up in Northeast Louisiana and attended college at LSU. Married for 39 years, Ralph and his wife Dianne are the proud parents of three children. As a physician Ralph has made several mission trips worldwide, and has used his skills as a pilot in the military auxiliary and to fly humanitarian missions. As your elected representative, Ralph will bring the tenacity needed to get the job done effectively and the compassion to make sure it is done morally right. Learn More.

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