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**For Immediate Release**
Frank Lucas to Speak at OPSU Commencement
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 05/02/06
by Rebecca Bichsel

Goodwell, Okla. - U.S. Representative Frank Lucas will deliver the commencement address at Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s 2006 graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 20 at 10 a.m. in Oscar Williams Fieldhouse on the OPSU campus.

Lucas is currently serving his sixth full term in the U.S. Congress and represents Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District, which includes all or portions of 32 counties in northern and western Oklahoma. He serves on the Agriculture Committee, the Financial Services Committee, and the Science Committee, and is the Chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit Rural Development, and Research.

Lucas is dedicated to American farmers, and during his tenure in Congress has received numerous awards from various agriculture groups for his pro-agriculture actions. In addition to serving as Chairman of an agriculture subcommittee, he serves on the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management as well as three Financial Services subcommittees and two Science Subcommittees.

Lucas, a fifth generation Oklahoman, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agriculture Economics in 1982. He divides his time between Washington and a farm and cattle ranch in Roger Mills County that he and his wife Lynda operate. Prior to his service is the U.S. Congress, Lucas served in the Oklahoma State House of Representatives for more than five years.

OPSU is honored to have Rep. Frank Lucas speak to this year’s graduates as they begin professional careers or continue their education. Immediately following the commencement ceremony, the President’s office will host the annual free barbecue lunch on the Plaza for this year’s graduates, their families and friends, and all others in attendance.

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