Pace Scholarship recipient named
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Biological and Physical Sciences named Room 217 in Bienvenu Hall for Dr. Jack Pace who taught many classes there during his long tenure at NSU.
Dr. Pace’s widow Bonnie Pace thanked the friends and family who gathered to recognize the Dr. Jack Pace Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory May 6 and talked about his impact on campus and in the community. Friends contributed to the Jack W. Pace Memorial Endowed Scholarship to the extent that its inaugural recipient was recognized. She is Sarah Sargent of Lake Charles, a biology major with a concentration in natural science.
“He was a true servant to the university,” said Dr. Francene Lemoine, director of the School. “He taught thousands – probably tens of thousands – of students and many of us were touched by the impact that he had.”
Pace was a member of the Northwestern State faculty for 41 years where he taught animal science and preparatory classes for the nursing curriculum, served as head of the Department of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and was advisor to the Rodeo Team and NSU Vet Tech committee. Through many years of teaching at NSU, he touched the lives and inspired hundreds of his students. He passed away Aug. 3, 2018.
Pictured: Friends of the late Dr. Jack Pace gathered for the naming of the Dr. Jack Pace Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory in Room 217 of Bienvenu Hall, where Dr. Pace taught thousands of students over the years. From left are Dr. Francene Lemoine, director of the School of Biological and Physical Sciences, NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio, Bonnie Pace, Camden Pace and Wes Pace.