Retired State Farm Executive Wallace Lewis, Sr. will address Southeastern Louisiana University graduating students at the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14th at the University Center. A ceremony for graduates of degree programs housed in the College of Education, College of Business and College of Science and Technology will begin at 10 a.m., while a ceremony for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will begin at 5 p.m. The university will confer more than 1,000 degrees on students who are graduating with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Lewis is a retired executive with broad-based experience in business start-ups. A 1976 graduate of Southeastern with a bachelor’s degree in business education, he is currently a board member of the Southeastern Foundation. A resident of Hammond, Lewis has over 40 years of experience in insurance, financial services, banking, management, field leadership, regional territory marketing and sales, market expansion, market research, team development, public speaking, and talent development.