The University of Louisiana System Thanks Governor Foster – Oct 9, 2003
BATON ROUGE, La. – Five elementary children made quite an entrance into the Board of Regents Higher Education Forum when they used a red wagon to roll a live oak tree up to Governor M.J. “Mike” Foster.
The tree, a gift of appreciation from the University of Louisiana System, will be planted on the Governor’s Mansion grounds as a testament to Foster’s dedication to education during his two terms as governor.
A memorial plaque to accompany the live oak on the mansion grounds reads,
Governor M.J. “Mike” Foster:
“May this tree stand as a symbol of the educational foundation on which Louisiana’s future rests. As it has taken root during your tenure, may it also flourish under future administrations.”
University of Louisiana System
College Begins in Preschool
October 9, 2003
“Tall oaks from little acorns grow.”
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