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Northwestern State University awarded second diplomas to 50-year graduates who earned degrees from the school in 1963. The alumni were feted with a reception and participated in commencement ceremonies on May 10. Honored were, front row from left, Mildred Norris, JoAnn Powell, Helen Moses, Jerry Varnado, Gary Acklin, Judy Boone, Peggy Smith, Sara Hiern, Catherine Milne, Errol McRae, Nelda Loftin, Arnetta Hyams, Carolyn Weber. On the second row are Peggy Malmstrom, Linda Reese, Paul Thiel, Sue Peterson, Glendon Marshman, Bettye Lou Bennett, Mabel Coussons, Doris Graham, Juanita St. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Here is a look at the week of May 19-25 at Northwestern State University.May 19 – June 2 – Early registration for the eight-week summer session and first four-week summer session.May 19 – Aug. 18 – Early registration for fall semesterMay 25 – Buddy Bonnette Memorial Day Golf Scramble, Natchitoches Country Club, 9 a. [Read More...]
Name: Carol S. Chin
Title: Joint Faculty, assistant professor, Northwestern State University, and conservation scientist, National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
Education: B.S. in geological sciences, University of Southern California; M. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Three graduate students in Northwestern State University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health conducted research to determine if nurse practitioners in rural areas feel a collaborative practice agreement with a physician affects the quality of care they give their patients. Allison Turner of Alexandria, Sarah Bankert of Geismar and Benjamin Colvin of Pineville presented their work, “Perceptions of Nurse Practitioners Regarding Quality of Care and Physician Collaboration in Rural Health Centers in Louisiana,” at the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) bi-chapter research conference in Shreveport. The conference’s title was “Nursing’s Odyssey: Giving Back to Move Forward.”
According to the student’s study, nurse practitioners feel the care they give is equal to the care of a physician and that the quality of care was not affected by whether or not a collaborative agreement was in place. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Yonna Pasch, director of student activities and organizations at Northwestern State University, was recently recognized by the National Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities with the establishment of an award in her honor during the group’s annual national conference.The organization set up the Yonna Pasch Heart of APCA Award to recognize her drive and determination in the field of higher education. Pasch was the first recipient of the award.During the conference, Pasch served as intern coordinator and presented an educational session for St. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Two members of the Northwestern State University faculty concluded a service project with Natchitoches first graders that integrated learning with gardening, nutrition and exercise. Dr. Michelle Morris and Dr. Terrie Poehl from the College of Education and Human Development spent months working with students at L. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Aquatics Program announces swimming and water exercise sessions to be held at the NSU Rec Complex pool this summer.
Learn To Swim classes will be held Tuesday through Friday in June. Hours will be 9-9:50 a.m. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – The Northwestern State University Foundation will host the 13th annual Coach Buddy Bonnette Memorial Day Golf Scramble Monday, May 27 at the Natchitoches Country Club. The 18-hole scramble for four-person teams will start at 9 a.m.
The entry fee is $75 per player or $300 per team, which includes green fee, golf cart lunch and refreshments. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES -- The Southland Conference Tournament champion Northwestern State Lady Demons picked up a No. 3 NCAA Tournament regional seeding Sunday night and will play second-seeded Louisiana-Lafayette in the Baton Rouge Regional hosted by LSU on Friday beginning at three o’clock at Tiger Park on the LSU campus.
“We expected the three-seed after having a good RPI,” said fourth year head coach Donald Pickett. “We had a tough schedule this year, playing some quality teams, especially those in the top 30. [Read More...]
Caitlin Guillory, left, and Ben Dupuy, both of Marksville, have attended school together since kindergarten, including taking all classes together since their freshman year at Northwestern State University. The two, who were both double majors in business and accounting, were awarded Master of Science degrees during spring commencement Friday, May 10. “We would meet up in the library or in a vacant room in Russell Hall to study or do homework,” Guillory said. “We really pushed each other academically and that helped motivate us to continue to strive for the very best. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – A Northwestern State University graduate realized through service-learning that the process of dying is not just a medical event, but a personal one. Crystal Holley of Shreveport, a senior who received her Associate of Science in Nursing degree on May 10, is a volunteer with Amedisys, a home health and hospice company, who finds working with patients facing the end of life enriching and rewarding.
Northwestern State nursing students are required to complete service hours every semester, but Holley found a special place in her work with hospice patients.
“I was looking for something long-term. [Read More...]
Northwestern State University recognized top graduates from the College of Nursing and Allied Health and the College of Science, Technology and Business prior to afternoon commencement ceremonies Friday. Seated from left are Alyssa Dupre of Pine Prairie, Sarah Durham of Alexandira, Cara Smith of Arlington, Texas; Lauren Berry of Natchitoches and Twila Simmons of Franklinton. Standing are NSU President Dr. Randall J. [Read More...]
Name: Janet Darfus
Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing
Education: BSN: Vanderbilt University MSN: University of South Alabama
Years at NSU: 18
Job description: I am a clinical instructor two days a week, which means I’m at Natchitoches Regional Medical Center supervising student nurses who are in their fourth and final semester of the Associate of Science in Nursing curriculum. In addition, I teach nursing courses that students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum are required to take before they can enter their clinical courses. I am very involved with advising students. I serve on several College of Nursing and Allied Health committees and the Faculty Senate and I frequently participate in recruiting activities for NSU. [Read More...]
Joshua Greer of Pineville, seated, was recognized as among the top graduates from Northwestern State University’s College of Arts and Letters. Offering congratulations were, standing from left, Wayne Parker, chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System; Jimmy Long, a member of the Board of Supervisors, State Sen. Gerald Long, Dr. Lisa Abney, provost and vice president for Academic and Student Affairs, NSU President Dr. [Read More...]
Northwestern State University recognized top graduates from the College of Arts and Letters, the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development and the Louisiana Scholars’ College for academic achievement prior to morning spring commencement exercises Friday. Seated from left are Minjung Kim of Geonggi, South Korea; Jackson Harmeyer of Boyce, Taylor Orgerson of Abbeville, Theresa Halle of Houston, Jesse Johnson of Mansura and Katie Maggio of Natchitoches. On the back row are Eilyn Garcia of San Pedro Sula, Honduras; Trenton Carlton of Barstow, Calif., Lincoln Hall of Natchitoches, Michael Blackburn of Natchitoches, Sandra Foster of Many, Hayley Upshaw of Coushatta, Candace Ford of Natchitoches, Megan Tarpley of Jena, Ashton Ebarb of Zwolle and Joe Waller of Kenner with commencement speaker Dr. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Twila Simmons isn’t one who wastes a lot of time. Simmons was one 852 students who received a degree Friday at Northwestern State University’s Spring Commencement Exercises. Simmons, who is from Franklinton, graduating summa cum laude in business administration with a grade point average of 3.96. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will award degrees to 852 students at its Spring Commencement Exercises Friday, May 10 in Prather Coliseum.Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Arts and Letters, the Gallaspy Family College of Education and Human Development and the Louisiana Scholars’ College will receive diplomas at 10 a.m. Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Nursing and Allied Health and undergraduate students from the College of Science, Technology and Business will graduate at 3 p. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES –While teaching high school for 13 years, Stephanie C. Armelin found herself assisting her students with their transition to the post-secondary environment.
“As many of my students graduated and moved on to college, I found that most of them came to me for guidance and direction, whether it was related to financial aid, housing or scheduling,” she said. “I found myself spending a great deal of personal time assisting these students with their higher education concerns. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Josh Chamblin is accustomed to helping his co-workers advance their careers, but a couple of years ago he decided to do something to help his career.Chamblin, is a workforce development supervisor for Acadian Companies, a group that includes Acadian Ambulance Service and also offers monitoring, air medical and aircraft charter services along with the National EMS Academy and safety services. He has worked for Acadian Companies for five years and works with non-profit organizations in the Lafayette area as a grant writer.Chamblin will receive a Bachelor of Science in General Business through the CALL (Center for Adult Learning in Louisiana) Program May 10, a meaningful accomplishment to Chamblin and his family. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – For Christina Bloodsworth, earning her graduate diploma is a positive milestone in a long and difficult personal journey in which she suffered many setbacks. Bloodsworth will receive a Master of Arts in teaching during Northwestern State University’s spring commencement on May 10. The Pitkin resident overcame family and health challenges to achieve her goal, helping others along the way.
“What got me though was faith in God. [Read More...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State alumnus Steve Stroud and his wife Lori were named honorary captains for the Modern Era Team during the Centennial Celebration of basketball at NSU. The Strouds donated $35,000 specifically to assist with summer school expenses for student-athletes on the men’s basketball team.
“I’m passionate about basketball,” said Stroud, who earned a degree in marketing/business administration at Northwestern State in 1981. “I love the sport and I love getting to know those kids. [Read More...]
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