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  • Spring 2015 Honor Roll students listed
  • NATCHITOCHES – Nine hundred thirty-two Northwestern State University students were named to the Honor Roll for the Spring 2015 semester. Honor Roll students are full-time students who maintain a grade point average of between 3.0-3.49. [Read More...]

  • Accounting program ranked second in the country
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s online bachelor’s program in accounting has been ranked as the number two accounting program in the country, according to Nonprofit Colleges Online.

    The rankings at nonprofitcollegesonline.com were created to recognize online colleges and universities committed to putting the interest of students first.  Northwestern State was recognized for having the second least expensive bachelor’s program in the accounting field among regionally accredited not-for-profit colleges and universities in the U. [Read More...]

  • SGA president has high expectations
  • NATCHITOCHES – Who knows what it takes to run and lead a campus? Who knows how stressful, time consuming or about all the extra work that has to be put in to make things go right? Countless meetings, endless handshaking… daring opportunities.

     “Getting involved was one of the best things that ever happened to me,” Northwestern State University Student Government Association President Matthew Whitaker said. 

    With hard work and dedication, Whitaker is eager to take on roles and fill shoes he thought he’d never fill before.

    “I joined Student Government Association because I liked being able to talk to people, it brought me out of my shell,” he said. [Read More...]

  • Spring 2015 Dean's List Released
  • NATCHITOCHES –Eight hundred and thirty-three students at Northwestern State University have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2015 semester. Students on the Dean’s List must be enrolled full time at Northwestern State and have a grade point average for the spring semester of between 3.5 and 3.99. [Read More...]

  • Getting ready for Freshman Connection
  • NATCHITOCHES – The first session of Northwestern State University’s annual freshman orientation program, Freshman Connection, begins Thursday. Those attending the two-day session should bring umbrellas and other rain gear to prepare for the expected inclement weather.

    Freshman Connection will assist incoming freshman as they make the transition to university life. During the program, participants will meet with university administrators, visit with faculty and staff, and learn more about campus life. [Read More...]

  • Alumnus wins international organ competition
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University alumnus Jordan DeRouen recently won an organ competition sponsored by the French Organ Music Seminar.

    DeRouen, a graduate student at Southern Methodist University from DeRidder, performed his original composition, “Toccata on Victimae Paschali Laudes,” which he wrote in January. He is scheduled to perform the work again in France.

    The French Organ Music Seminar takes place every two years in Europe as a group of organists meet to play and study historic organs at many of the great cathedrals and churches in France, Holland and Spain. [Read More...]

  • Physical defense class to start June 2
  • NATCHITOCHES – A Rape Aggression Defense Basic Physical Defense Class (R.A.D.) will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education beginning Tuesday, June 2. [Read More...]

  • Spring 2015 President's List Released
  • NATCHITOCHES – Five hundred and thirty eight students at Northwestern State University have been named to the President’s List for the spring 2015 semester. Students on the President’s List must be enrolled full-time at Northwestern State and make A’s in all academic courses pursued. Those students named to the President’s List for the spring semester listed by hometown were:

    Albany -- Hailey Pomes;

    Alexandria -- Rachel Boraks, Ekaterina Bordelon, Taryn Collins, Christopher Das Neves, Annie Davis, Michelle Foxworth, John Johnson, Luke Laborde, Kasey Lacomb, Wade Morris, Jade Ross, Lorinda Shidiskis, Jennifer Wells;

    Allen, Texas -- Allison Palomo, Natalie Pena;

    Anacoco -- Chelsea Cline, Hilary Kees, Annemarie Lamitina, Lindsay Plummer, Leeanna Smith;

    APO AE – Thomas Hoover;

    Atlanta -- Emily Bishop, Kara Teddlie;

    Austin, Texas -- Dylan Graves, Mackenzie Neely;

    Ball -- Sarah Morgan, Megan Wilson;

    Bastrop -- Emily Carson;

    Baton Rouge -- Kayla Ashford, Eric Citizen, Paxton Cook, Myranda Degraw, Kelsey Faulkner, Jakalyn Hills, Lundyn Hunt, Temberlee Mallet, Maria Rome, Kanitta Ruiz, Logan Schlatre, Chandler Smith, Hannah Street, Attres Tagge, Hannah Williams;

    Bell City -- Tabitha Nunez;

    Benton -- Kelyn Bihm, Caitlin Golder, Jenna Smith, Ashley Wall, Katlin Willey;

    Berwick -- Courtney Billiot;

    Blaine, Washington -- Michael Gregg;

    Bloomington, Illinois -- Vanessa Coleman;

    Bordelonville --Taylor Arnouville;

    Bossier City -- Alexander Butler, Tanner Church, Amber Engel, Emily Fisher, McKenzi Gordano, Theresa Holloway, Krystle Jeter, Liana Kay, Stephen Masson, Audrey McFarlin, Alexa McKnight, Kimberly Mosier, Brandon Pang, Alexander Rothenberger, Maxwell Rothenberger, Tabitha Stevenson, Ashley Webster, Kiera White, Megan Wright;

    Boyce -- Andrew Baggett, Lachan Misner;

    Brandenton, Florida -- Alexandra Latham;

    Breaux Bridge -- Brittany Burrow;

    Burleson, Texas -- Addison Pellegrino Donato Susca;

    Caledon, Ontario -- Cassandra Briscoe;

    Calvin -- Caitlin James;

    Campti -- Taylor Morgan;

    Cape Coral, Florida -- Melissa Uhl;

    Carencro -- Rylan Flugence Keandra Williams;

    Cartagena, Colombia -- Canedo Aura Hernandez;

    Centerville, Texas -- Jody Maynard;

    Chalmette -- Kaylyn Martin;

    Chopin -- Sadie Delrie;

    Church Point -- Anna Rees;

    Cloutierville -- Lacey Lacour;

    Colfax -- Feleisha Wilson;

    Converse -- Kim Barnes, Zachary Ebarb;

    Coppell, Texas -- Amanda Fulkerson, Joanna McFarling;

    Coushatta -- Jacob Shaver;

    Covington -- Erin Cole, Margaret Denny;

    DeQuincy -- Keya Morrison;

    DeRidder -- Kaylee Bass, Nora Lersch, Charles Lewis, Timothy Locklear, Kereese McLean, Kacee Rogers, Chelsea Taylor;

    Denham Springs -- Mackenzie Byrd, Brian Clouatre, Tiffany Duval, Kierra Hayes, Lakeisha Lee, Rachel Oufnac, Kristen Starns, Samuel Wilson;

    Des Allemands -- Blake Schouest;

    Destrehan -- Ashley Wolf;

    Deville -- Hailey Dennard, Haley Rhodes,

    Dodson --Bronwyn Chandler, Anna Stanfield, Josie Tolar;

    Dry Prong -- Jeffrey Boydstun, Elizabeth Logan;

    Duncanville, Texas -- Fernando Zuniga;

    Duson -- Alayni Guidry, Suni Pool;

    Elizabeth -- Emily Boswell;

    Elmer -- Katelynn Cloud, Erica Sanchez;

    Elysian Fields, Texas -- Jane Harris;

    Erath -- Christopher Williams;

    Eunice -- Kaycie Fontenot;

    Ferriday -- Somer Lewis Farrah White;

    Florien -- Abigail Cotton, Carly Funderburk, Anna Parker, James Stringer, Michael Williams;

    Folsom -- Jessica Mast Folsom;

    Fort Polk -- Alejandro Cespedes, Joel Fantauzzi, Jeong Mi Lim, Kegan McCorkle, Machaela Rausch, Tyler Tompkins, Heather Ullman;

    Fort Worth, Texas -- Okezie Adim-Madumere, Federico Mendez;

    Franklin -- Nicole Crow;

    French Settlement -- Tommie Espy;

    Frierson -- Jordan White;

    Frisco, Texas -- Kaytie Proctor;

    Georgetown -- Brittany Farris;

    Glen Burnie, Maryland -- Katherine Speicher;

    Gloster -- Angelica Gandy, Mollie Woodward;

    Goldonna Kelsey Newman, Jamie Trichel;

    Gonzales -- Catherine Mahan, Katelyn Marchand;

    Grayson -- Alicia Foy;

    Greenville, Texas -- Robert Abernathy;

    Hall Summit -- Kelly Word;

    Hammond -- Jennifer Blanchard, Laurie Siekkinen;

    Harahan -- Anthony Pham;

    Harvey -- Jessica Love, Jessica Rousset;

    Haughton -- Paige Anderson, Rhea Bumpass, Stephen Bundrick, Nunez Jorge Cardenas, Kalli Culpepper, Michelle Feaster, Connor Geer, Regina Hartley, Blake Lewis, Erica Moseley, Kelsie Neighbors, Ashley Sullivan, Markus Temeton, Blane Worley;

    Heflin -- Cecily Hill;

    Hineston -- Angel McManus;

    Holland, Ohio -- Allie Lindke;

    Hornbeck -- Joshua Carroll, Richelle Dorris, Matthew Killian, Shaina Saucier, Nancy Williams;

    Houma -- Amber Babin, Amanda Boudreaux, Ruth Gautreaux, Shelby Glynn, Rae Porche;

    Houston, Texas -- Allyson Black, Alyssa Jacobs

    Hughes Springs, Texas -- Stephen Bynum;

    Humble, Texas -- Adam Jones;

    Hutto -- Alyssa Lyons;

    Independence -- Sabrina Cook;

    Jennings -- Megan Duhon;

    Jonesville -- Ellisa Boothe;

    Katy, Texas – Susan Plouhar;

    Keithville -- Alexis Britt, Qyxiaan Elliott, Kristin Leone, Shevonte' Lewis, Kaitlyn Taylor, Kelsey Whitfield;

    Kenner -- Elizabeth Arnold, Courtney Matthews, Chantrell Nettles;

    Kingwood, Texas -- Alexis Beaulieu

    Lafayette -- Celia Farquhar, Jason Kinch, Jacklyn Marr;

    Lake Arthur -- Ariel Fontenot, Rayce Mayor

    Lake Charles -- Brittney Dupuis, Victoria Pietz;

    Laplace -- Melissa Cornett, Stephanie House;

    Larose -- Eric Bourg;

    Leesville -- Katlyn Austin, Kelly Bishop, Alexis Bynog, Hannah Coleman, Raven Collins, Courtney Coriell, Miranda Craft, Jordan Creasey, Caitlin Deon, Katlynn Dillon, Shelby Ellerson, Katarina Haymon, Emily Jackson, Juliet Johnson, Bailey Lebato, Justin Maricle, Jessika Marlow, Jennifer Newbury, Jessica O'Nan, Chad Parker, Kaan Rolon, Amanda Schultz, Violeta Sifuentes, Samantha Thomas, Michael Verbick, Lakyn Ward, Amy Williams;

    Lena -- Nathaniel Dubois;

    Livingston -- Kelly Harrison;

    Longmont, Colorado -- Cadence Starr;

    Longview, Texas -- Scottie Knotts;

    Loranger -- Victoria Cheramie;

    Loveland, Colorado -- Erin Asmus;

    Lucas, Texas -- Emily Johnson, Bailey Martin;

    Lutcher -- Rebekah Taylor;

    Lynwood, Washington -- Meghan Cross;

    Mabank, Texas -- Alison Mitchell;

    Madisonville -- Ashley Johansen;

    Mamou -- Veronica Shillow;

    Mandeville -- Rebecca Price;

    Mansfield -- Rebekah Burleson, Destiny Williams, Shelby Hebert;

    Mansura -- Brooke Anderson;

    Many -- Janney Arthur, Keaton Booker, Shelby Clifton, Hannah Fulton, Sarah Heard, Abby Hinds, Kailey Lee, Caelin Lyddy, Tabitha McCormic, Tana McNeely, Emiley Mowad, Bailey Murphy, Gabrielle Murphy, Lincoln Pearce, Rachel Pittman, Lindsay Rachal, Ricki Rivers, Sabrina Ross, Joshua Steinke, Charles Strawn, Unessalyn Sweet;

    Marksville -- Brittany James Jacqueline Jordan, Scott Laborde;

    Marshall, Texas -- Zoe Barnett;

    Marthaville -- Mark Birdwell, Kelsey Claspill, Ashleigh Daniels, Renee Lirette, Jenny Powell;

    Maurice -- Hebert Marie;

    Mckinney, Texas -- Beatrice Attura, Anne Repp;

    Merryville -- Brittany Luebbers;

    Mesquite, Texas -- Salvador Gallegos;

    Metairie --Ariel Landry, Joseph Palmisano, Megan Wetta;

    Minden -- Kadeem Bailey, Ryan Harmon, Robert Jones, Hutton Leppert, Carlisa Lewis;

    Missouri City, Texas -- Edward Ruggers;

    Monroe -- Lauren Carroll, Sarah Gandy, Anna Mckoin, Anna Rogers, Savanna Whitten;

    Montgomery -- Lauren Davison, Lusila Halafihi, Logan Lambert;

    Moreauville -- Kayla Coco, Emory Rachal, Cynthia Normand;

    Morse -- Rebekah Broussard;

    Natchitoches -- Amber Anderson, William Applewhite, Dana Bergeron, Amber Blanchard, Tyler Bowling, Harvey Briggs. Oni Melendez Carrillo, Genevolyn Ceasar, Cherish Clark, Kacie Cox, Samantha Davis, Layne Elkins, Abby Ferguson, Mary Gagnon, Paul Monroy Galeyeva, Linda Gamo Gougue, Cody Goodrich, Angela Gourdon, Jessica Harwell, Taylor Hickman, Hailiey Huggins, Jared Humbles, Lacresia Johnson, Daniel Jones, Jeremy Jones, McKenzie Kay, William Keran, Caleb Killer, Emilie King, Lindsay Lee, Sarah Legnion, Riley McCalister, Katie Morrow, Kevin Niette, Lakendra Norwood, Jarrina Remo, Ashley Rico, Eboni Roberson, April Rond, Brooklynn Sanders, Kazue Seo, Stephen Smith, Hana Stanfield, Bethany Straub, Marshall Sutton, Narvaez Hassik Vasquez, Lacy Waskom, Rebekah Weems;

    Negaunee, Michigan -- Linda Marshall;

    New Iberia -- Christopher Fremin;

    New Llano -- Marquez Wilson;

    New Orleans -- Gabrielle Gonzales, Demond Mayfield;

    Noble -- Haley Campbell, James Curtis, Harlee Possoit, Breana Remedes;

    Oakdale -- Bailey Doxey, Kari Graham

    Oberlin -- Ann Long;

    Oconomowoc, Wisconsin -- Natalie Jaeger;

    Olla -- Jennifer Barnhill, Danielle Veuleman;

    Opelousas -- Natasha Edwards, Kianna Frazier, John Hargroder, Britney Rideaux;

    Orange, Texas -- Samantha Istre;

    Oxnard, California -- Kimberly Pimentel;

    Pineville -- Ahmad Abdelsalam, Ashlee Beaudoin, Carrigen Cain, Ryan Carper, Danielle Carter, Heather Craig, Glory Deaton, Annie Desoto-Buras Tamara Fox, Sarah Futrell, Michael Larsen, Katie Rayburn, Candice Smith, Caitlyn Touchet, Brittany Viruet;

    Plano, Texas -- Christopher Moore;

    Pollock -- Kevin Bonner, Lacey David;

    Ponchatoula -- Raley Pellittieri, Marisa Durand;

    Port Allen -- Blake Lemoyne;

    Prairieville -- Melissa Bailey, Alyssa Braud, Julianna Carmouche, Elliott Rodrigue, Jessica Viator, Hayden Wood;

    Rayne -- Renee West;

    Renton, Washington -- Christina Cranwill;

    Richardson, Texas -- Erin Wrozek;

    Robeline -- Joshua Dockens, Nathan Dockens, Hunter Dubois, Krista Eddington, Tanner Hernandez, Andrew McAlister, Payton Nichols, Jeanette Shaw;

    Rosepine -- Summer Cooley, Morris Nikole;

    Round Rock, Texas -- Justin Vavra;

    Ruston -- Chelsie Cruse, Christopher Taylor, Lauren Yepson;

    St. [Read More...]

  • Two summer sessions to begin June 1
  • NATCHITOCHES – Two summer sessions begin Monday, June 1 at Northwestern State University.

    The first four-week summer session will last until Friday, June 26. Early registration for the session is available until Sunday, May 31 through NSUConnect, which is available through the university’s homepage at nsula.edu. [Read More...]

  • Allied Health professor earns ASRT scholarship
  • NATCHITOCHES – Kelli Haynes, associate professor in Northwestern State University’s School of Allied Health in Shreveport, was awarded the Radiologic Sciences Educator Scholarship by the ASRT Foundation for the 2015-16 academic year.

     The $5,000 scholarship will help Haynes complete a doctor of education in curriculum with a health professions concentration at University of Louisiana at Monroe. This scholarship is made possible by generous donations to the ASRT Foundation. 

    “We are happy to provide Kelli with financial support to get the tools she needs to further her education and career,” said Phelosha Collaros, ASRT Foundation’s director. [Read More...]

  • University to observe Memorial Day
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will be closed Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday. Watson Library and the Wellness, Recreation and Activity Center will be closed Monday. The university will reopen Tuesday, May 26. [Read More...]

  • COEHD calls for outstanding educator nominations
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development Alumni Advisory Board is seeking nominations for the Hall of Distinguished Educators and the Distinguished Young Professional in Education.

     Nominees for the Hall of Distinguished Educators must have graduated from Northwestern State’s College of Education at least 30 years prior to nomination. Inductees will be honored during a brunch and induction ceremony at the Teacher Education Center during Homecoming festivities. 

    This year, the College is introducing a new honor, the Distinguished Young Professional in Education. [Read More...]

  • Scholarship will help students earn ET degrees
  • NATCHITOCHES – A Northwestern State University professor and his wife have established a scholarship to benefit students participating in a program in which he has devoted the last several years of his career. Dr. Phil Brown and his wife Mary Lou Brown made a donation to the NSU Foundation to support the Project Lead the Way Articulated College Credit Scholarships for Engineering Technology Students.

     The scholarship will facilitate the path for high school students who participate in Project Lead the Way who intend to earn degrees in engineering technology at Northwestern State. [Read More...]

  • Music, a smile and the chance to dance
  • Junior theatre major Kathleen Kerner will shine on the football field this fall as a member of the 2015-2016 Demon Dazzlers dance line. Kerner, of Mandeville, comes from a background of musical theatre and ballet training. She is thrilled for this new dance experience.

     Kerner is one of the five newest additions to the 10-member team. [Read More...]

  • A Family of Nursing Students
  • An entire Leesville family has chosen Northwestern State University as the avenue through which to pursue their nursing degrees. The Guy family, parents Chris and Angela, and their children, Gibson, Alisa and Elizabeth, are or will be utilizing programs offered at NSU’s Leesville-Fort Polk campus to reach their educational goals. Currently, Chris and Gibson are taking advantage of face to face options in Leesville and Angela is predominately an online student. Daughters Alisa and Elizabeth have completed their senior year of high school and have already been accepted by NSU. [Read More...]

  • Summer Dinner Theatre to present two musicals
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University Summer Dinner Theatre will present “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” and “Always….Patsy Cline” this summer.

    “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” will be performed June 10-13 and 17-20 while “Always….Patsy Cline” is set for July 30 – Aug. [Read More...]

  • La. Studies Conf. calls for proposals
  • NATCHITOCHES – The seventh annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 11-12 at Northwestern State University. The Conference Committee is now accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference. The theme of this year’s conference is “Louisiana Cultural Crossroads.”

     “Although we are especially interested in proposals that deal with the theme of Louisiana Cultural Crossroads, all papers, creative writing, and short performances (dance, music, or theatric) that address any aspect of Louisiana studies are welcome,” said Dr. [Read More...]

  • Schedule set for Freshman Connection 2015
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold its annual freshman orientation program, Freshman Connection, May 28-29, June 18-19 and July 16.

    The program will assist incoming freshman as they make the transition to university life. During the program, participants will meet with university administrators, visit with faculty and staff, and learn more about campus life. Freshman Connection will provide information on academic programs and services provided by the University such as academic advising and support services. [Read More...]

  • Studying, sliding and staying abroad

    After a 45-minute hike Bria Williams found herself quickly building up speed as she traveled down a steep 41-degree slope. Pebbles were kicked up into her face, though she didn’t feel any pain due to the adrenaline rush of speeding down the side of a volcano!

    Williams, a Northwestern State University junior psychology major from Zachary, is currently studying abroad in Nicaragua as part of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). ISEP is an international network that encourages student exchanges all around the world.

    Williams is one eight NSU students currently studying abroad through the ISEP program. [Read More...]

  • Calling all young Picassos: Art camp dates set
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Fine + Graphic Art will again offer the popular Art Fundamentals Summer Camp, a three-week event for youngsters ages 5-11. Three sessions with three different themes will be offered. All sessions run from 1-5 p.m. [Read More...]

  • Fun with Music Camp set for June 1 - 5
  • NATCHITOCHES – The School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present a Fun With Music Camp June 1 – 5. The fee is $135 per student. A discount is available for siblings.

    The camp will be held each day from 9 a. [Read More...]

  • Buddy Bonnette Golf Tournament May 23
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold the 15th annual Buddy Bonnette Memorial Golf Tournament Saturday, May 23 at Northwestern Hills Golf Course. The 18-hole golf scramble for 4-person teams will benefit the Coach Buddy Bonnette Scholarship Fund that benefits Northwestern State students in the Department of Health and Human Performance who intend to become teachers or coaches.

     The shotgun start is at 9 a.m. [Read More...]

  • Business law seminar set for May 16
  • NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education will offer a business law preparation seminar for Louisiana State Contractors Licensing applicants Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. [Read More...]

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Hospitality Management & Tourism

Hospitality Management & Tourism is a unique curriculum in a field that is the 21st century’s largest employer in the world.  The opportunities for graduates in this degree are tremendous.  Management positions are available in hotels and lodging, restaurants and food service, travel-related businesses, as well as in historic museums, event planning and visitors centers. The Natchitoches areas’ rich historic significance, its fabulous tourism, and its many restaurants and lodging establishments make it a perfect setting for “hands-on” training in the specialized degree. Housed in the Department of Family& Consumer Sciences, the HMT degree offers concentrations in: Culinary Arts, Hospitality Services, and Travel & Tourism.