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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.

Reception for ‘Carrying the Dream’ Jan. 21

NATCHITOCHES – An opening reception for ‘Carrying the Dream,’ a display of the hearse that carried the body of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will take place from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.

The “Carrying the Dream” exhibit will be on […]

‘Carrying the Dream’ exhibit to be featured at LSHOF

NATCHITOCHES – A rare display of the hearse that carried the body of prominent civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be featured at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum starting Jan. 20.

The “Carrying the Dream” exhibit will tour the state in January and February, presented in partnership […]

Gentry will return to NSU as president’s executive assistant

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University President Dr. Marcus Jones has announced the appointment of Cole Gentry of Natchitoches as Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Strategic Initiatives.

Gentry, who will join NSU on Feb. 7, “will be involved in all aspects of the university’s operations and initiatives as a liaison to the president’s office […]

NSU promotes MLK Day of Service initiatives

NATCHITOCHES – To commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Northwestern State University Office for Inclusion and Diversity and City of Natchitoches are hosting a Day of Service and Celebration for MLK weekend.

The inaugural MLK Day of Service will take place on Saturday, January 15 in which campus and community organizations can volunteer for […]

NSU’s Spring 2022 semester will begin Jan. 10

NATCHITOCHES – Classes at Northwestern State University will resume Monday, Jan. 10 for the Spring 2022 semester.  Registration for classes will be available through Sunday, Jan. 9 with late registration continuing through Jan. 19.  Students are encouraged to meet with academic advisors to schedule classes. Registration information is available at https://www.nsula.edu/registrar/.

To ensure a safe […]

NSU grads from many backgrounds celebrate milestone, share stories of perseverance

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University recognized Fall and Summer 2021 graduates over two days this week, awarding 662 degrees to 656 graduates to Fall graduates and 412 degrees to 409 Summer 2021 graduates.

Among the graduates were four who completed degrees through Compete LA, an adult-friendly program designed to re-engage Louisianians with some college credit but […]

NSU awards diplomas to Fall, Summer 2021 graduates

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University awarded 662 degrees to 656 graduates during Fall 2021 Commencement exercises with four ceremonies held over two days, Dec. 15-16.  NSU also awarded 412 degrees to 409 Summer 2021 graduates.  It was the first commencement program presided over by Dr. Marcus Jones, who was named NSU’s 20th president in November.

Fall […]

Ranger Challenge Team emerges with strong showing

NATCHITOCHES –Northwestern State University’s ROTC program fielded a Ranger Challenge team this fall that competed against programs from other universities across the nation in a series of fitness and skills events.  Ranger Challenge is an event this is unique to ROTC.

“Cadets participating in the Ranger Challenge competition go above and beyond the typical ROTC experience […]

E Lab carolers entertain Business faculty

NATCHITOCHES – First and second grade students from Northwestern State University Elementary Lab School dressed as Santa and his reindeer, Christmas Bells, Frosty the Snowman and a Christmas tree to visit NSU’s School of Business where they performed several Christmas carols. On the front row are Landri LeBlanc, Maverick Edgar, Justin Keller, Rhett Reagan, Daniella […]

ADK collects school supplies for literacy initiative

NATCHITOCHES – Women in Alpha Delta Kappa education sorority hosted a Christmas party that doubled as a drive for school supplies that will be donated to NSU’s Early Childhood Education program to support the department’s literacy initiative.  Founded by Dr. Michelle Brunson, the initiative is to reroute the Cradle to Prison Pipeline to the Cradle […]