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Judge Milton Moore to Laud the Virtues of Service at ULM Graduation

Emerald McIntyre
ULM Photo Services
Graduating students can look forward to Moore's speech about service to one's community.

Judge Milton Moore has made a career out of service to his community, and urges new graduates to find a cause bigger than themselves.

The Honorable Judge Milton Moore, III, of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal will be the keynote speaker at the Spring 2018 Commencement at the University of Louisiana Monroe on Saturday, May 12.

Moore is familiar with the stresses of student life, having attended both Northeast and LSU. He recalls having a recurring dream that many students have had involving taking a final with absolutely no preparation. "I dream that I'm in college. The next day is the final. I haven't been to class. I haven't bought the book," Moore laughed. He attributes this dream to his time studying at Northeast.

Moore has served on countless boards and committees with widely varied purposes. He believes that service to one's community benefits everyone. Addressing a problem helps those affected, but it also sets an example for the community and offers means of personal improvement. When asked what service means to him, Moore said, "Well, it's trying to find ways to be involved with something larger than yourself... the challenge is for us to discover where our talents fit best."

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Moore has always had a deep history of service to the Monroe community. He served on the Board of Directors of the Wellspring Alliance for Families for six years and as chairman from 2011-12.  He now serves on the Wellspring Foundation Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the board of the St. Francis Medical Center Foundation and is also a member of the Governing Board of University Health-Conway.

Graduating students are the future of the community, according to Moore. He says he hopes that some of the students who hear his speech will take some of his words to heart, and maybe even stay here in Monroe to improve the area after graduation.