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UL’s Dr Ernest Gaines Receives National Medal of Arts Today

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President Barack Obama will present author Dr Ernest J. Gaines, University of Louisiana at Lafayette writer-in-residence emeritus,with the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government – The National Medal of Arts.

Gaines will receive the honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House today, along with another Louisiana native – musician Allen Toussaint. Congrats from everyone in Acadiana, Dr Gaines and Mr Toussaint!

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