La Tech Commencement

Johnson focuses on perseverance and purpose in Louisiana Tech’s Fall 2021 Commencement address.  Louisiana Tech University conferred degrees on 284 in the University’s Fall 2021 Commencement ceremonies, held Saturday in the Thomas Assembly Center.

State Rep C. Travis Johnson, a 2007 Louisiana Tech graduate in Political Science, advised Tech’s newest alumni to focus on perseverance and purpose in order to achieve their future goals.

“No matter what, when things seem not to be going in your favor, you must persevere,” Johnson said. “I believe you will soar if you do not let the adversities you face obliterate your passion. You must use your adversities and see setbacks as set ups for success.”

The graduates should also work to find their true purpose in life, Johnson said.

“Knowing your why is absolutely critical,” Johnson said. “When you are walking the path that is laid out only for you, then every person you meet, every mistake you make, every accomplishment you obtain, will lead you to your goals.

“Your purpose is not a job or a title, your purpose is what you are called to do.”

Johnson is a native of Ferriday who has served the 21st District in the Louisiana Legislature since 2019


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