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Going Public: Dr. Joel Rhodes and "The Life of Louis Houck"

Dr. Joel Rhodes, Professor of History at Southeast -- provides some background on the man that Houck Field is named after. Joel wrote a book about Louis Houck in 2017 titled “A Missouri Railroad Pioneer: The Life of Louis Houck.”

Rhodes notes that Houck's fingerprints are all over Southeast Missouri — closely tied with three major events that transformed the region. Those include building Academic Hall, maintaining the university and bringing the railroads to Southeast Missouri.

Dan is a 1994 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. He majored in radio and minored in political science. He spent three of his four years at Southeast working as a student announcer at KRCU – the beginning of his radio career.
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