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About Leah Jackson

Leah Jackson is Northwestern State University's Director of Public Information and Media Relations. She is a 1994 and 2011 graduate of NSU and has been on staff since 2004.

Morgan scholarships awarded to First Generation, “Extra Mile” students

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University students who are members of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Beta Omicron Chapter and Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority Alpha Zeta Chapter were recognized as recipients of David D. Morgan and Sherry F. Morgan “Extra Mile” and First Generation scholarships during a socially-distanced assembly April 8.

David Morgan, a 1973 NSU graduate and […]

71st Demon Battalion

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s 71st Demon Battalion, U.S. Army ROTC is 31 cadets strong this semester.  Battalion Commander is CDT Adrian Vandiver and the Command Sergeant Major is CDT Ethan Lewis.  Six cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants upon graduating this spring, five from NSU on May 7 and one from LSU-S on […]

Center for Positivity, Well-Being & Hope gets NRMC grant

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Center for Positivity, Well-Being, & Hope received a grant of $6,000 from the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center Foundation for health-related projects in Natchitoches Parish.

The grant will fund workshops to be held during the 21-22 academic year, “Achieving Holistic Wellness without Stressing Out” and “The Power of Positivity.”  The workshops will […]

Students win awards at regional journalism conference

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University students from the Departments of New Media, Journalism, and Communication Arts and English, Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies won three awards in the “Best of the South” at the 2021 Southeast Journalism Conference. Students from 50 colleges and universities in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee competed for […]

ADK, ECED deliver Easter gifts, literacy bags for area families

NATCHITOCHES –Alpha Delta Kappa partnered with Northwestern State University’s Early Childhood Education program for a community outreach project.  ADK donated Easter baskets to be filled with treats while Early Childhood donated early literacy bags as part of the Cradle to College Pipeline service-learning project. From left are Gay Dezendorf, Susan Walker, Kathy Arnold, Nancy Brown, […]

Blakely recognized as military honoree

NATCHITOCHES – In continuing the Northwestern State University’s long-held tradition of recognizing military service at home athletic events, the university welcomed Master Sergeant Michael R. Blakely and his family to Natchitoches April and honored his service to the nation prior to the NSU-Sam Houston football game.

Blakely is an Infantryman with over 19 years of active […]

John Curtis senior signs with NSU Fishing Team

NATCHITOCHES – Nick Ward, a graduating senior from John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, signed to participate as part of the Northwestern State University Fishing Team this fall.  From left are Matt Craig, NSU New Orleans recruiter; Ward and his mother, Nicole Suggs, and Van Erikson, director of Recruiting at NSU.  Ward plans to […]

Scholars invited to submit proposals for Louisiana Studies Conference

NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Studies Conference committee is accepting presentation proposals for the upcoming conference, which will take place Sept. 24-25. Presentation proposals on any aspect of the 2021 conference theme “Heroes, Saints, and Outlaws,” as well as creative texts by, about and/or for Louisiana and Louisianans, are sought for this year’s conference. The 13th […]

Simmons scholarship will benefit future teachers

NATCHITOCHES – Family and friends gathered to announce and celebrate the creation of a scholarship that will benefit Northwestern State University students who want to make a impact in their careers by becoming teachers.  The Dr. Lisso and Nadine Smith Simmons Teacher Scholarship was created through an initial donation of $50,000 to the NSU Foundation […]

Billioux named Scholars’ Distinguished Alum

NATCHITOCHES – The Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University named Dr. Alex Billioux the 2021 recipient of the Jimmy D. Long, Sr. Louisiana Scholars’ College Distinguished Alumni Award. The award is presented annually to a graduate of the Louisiana Scholars’ College who has been extraordinarily successful in their career and exemplifies the life of […]