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About Melinda Parrie

Web Development and User Experience Specialist at Information Technology Services on Northwestern State University's Natchitoches campus. 203A Roy Hall. Phone #5594.

Billioux named Scholars’ Distinguished Alum

The Louisiana Scholars’ College has 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 public service and commitment exhibited by […]

Scholars’ Students Present Research at ULS Summit

On Friday, March 26, 2021, three Scholars’ College seniors presented virtually at the University of Louisiana System Academic Summit.

Shawn Becton presented his research “Character and Characters: Examining Established Acting Models and Four-Humor Personality Temperaments.” Watch his poster presentation here: https://youtu.be/rFCTHFM-uoI.

Amber Edmisson presented her research “Inhibition of Zika Viral Replication: A Molecular Modeling Approach.” Watch […]

Pinning Ceremony Recognizes Second-Year Scholars

On February 4, 2021, the Louisiana Scholars’ College celebrated its second-year students with a Pinning Ceremony to recognize their persistence as Scholars’ students. Congratulations to those students who could and could not attend and thank you to the LSC faculty and staff who put together and participated in such an uplifting event.

Scholars’ Alum Walsh Advances in Government Ranks

Jennifer Walsh began performing the duties of the Under Secretary of Defense on January 20, 2021 and serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. Immediately prior, she served as the Principal Director, Countering Weapons of Mass […]

Rousell Headed to Dental School

The Louisiana Scholars’ College congratulates Shannon Roussell on her acceptance into the LSU-HSC School of Dentistry. Shannon is a graduating senior in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Scientific Inquiry and minors in Biology and Chemistry.

Scholars’ Celebrates Fall 2020 Grads

The Louisiana Scholars’ College congratulates and celebrates our Fall 2020 graduates: Bryn N. Edmonston, B.S. Psychology, Sierra E. Laing, B.S. Biology, Madison E. Romero, B.A. Liberal Arts, Humanities and Social Thought, and Laura Marie Scronce, B.S.N. Nursing.

Watch a tribute from College faculty and staff here: https://youtu.be/U18QVFiBeZI.

Scholars’ Alum Self Wins First Prize

Winners of the prestigious international Search for New Musicals were announced Nov. 15, 2021, at New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles. First prize went to “The Foursight Saga” with book by Wayne Self, lyrics by Wayne Self and Scott Wilkinson, and music by Scott Wilkinson.

“The Foursight Saga” is a time-travelling musical for two performers and […]

Scholars’ Students Present Research at Research Invitational

On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, two Scholars’ College seniors presented at the 13th Annual Fall Undergraduate Research Invitational virtual fall 2020 conference hosted by the Honors College at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Haley Joncas (Scientific Inquiry) presented her research “Racial Differences in Rate of Infection and Morbidity by COVID-19 in Louisiana.”

Sierra Laing (Joint Major […]