Deutser Scholarship honors veteran, TKE fraternity member

· · Deutser Scholarship honors veteran, TKE fraternity member

NATCHITOCHES – The father of a Northwestern State University graduate created a scholarship in his memory.  The Joel David Deutser Memorial Scholarship will be presented annually to a student in any major with a 2.5 or better grade point average with preference given to a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Deutser attended Trabuco Hills High school in Mission Viejo, California, where he played football.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Ranger for four years.  He learned about Northwestern State while stationed at Fort Polk and went on to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He was active in Tau Kappa Epsilon where, being a few years older, he mentored many of his fraternity brothers. He also graduated from the FBI Citizens Academic Program in 2013.

Deutser was director of human resources and organizational development at Diabetes Management & Supplies from 2010-2020.

Information on scholarships created through the Northwestern State University Foundation is available at  To donate to the Joel Deutser Memorial Scholarship visit: or mail donation to the NSU Foundation, 535 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA  71497.


About the Author:

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.