· Melinda Parrie

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.

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:

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 […]

Edmisson Accepted to Med School

The Louisiana Scholars’ College congratulates Amber Edmisson on her acceptance into LSU Shreveport Health Sciences, School of Medicine, under the Early Decision Program.

Parham named to NSU Homecoming Honor Court

Congratulations to Scholars’ own Nicholas Parham (’21) for being named to the NSU Homecoming Honor Court. Nicholas is a psychology major, from Frierson, LA. After graduation, he plans to continue his education through a doctorate program in social psychology and neuroscience.


Dear Faculty and Staff:

Good afternoon.  Every day continues to be eventful for campuses across the state.  We anticipate still more adjustments as the situation with the coronavirus continues to evolve.  I am confident our Northwestern State Family will continue to respond proactively to whatever conditions we face.

I continue to be inspired by how our […]


In response to new directives from Gov. John Bel Edwards today, Northwestern will not allow gatherings of more than 50 participants on its campuses in the weeks ahead. As of today, all events in the Student Union Building have been canceled through April 15.