NATCHITOCHES – Shelby Sullivan of Sulphur has been named Miss Northwestern State University and Char’Tarian Wilson of Shreveport has been named Mr. Northwestern State University. Sullivan and Wilson were selected by fellow students for one of the university’s highest honor.
“I am honored, humbled, and ecstatic to belong to one of Northwestern’s highest honors and traditions,” said Sullivan. “Northwestern State University has given me so many opportunities and experiences, and I’ll forever be indebted to this amazing university.”
Wilson was also honored by the recognition from his peers.
“Being selected as someone that represents Northwestern is such an amazing honor and i still can’t believe this blessing happened to me,” said Wilson. To know that people love me for who I am and have been impacted by me in a positive way is such a phenomenal feeling and I want to thank every single person on this campus that has helped mold me into the person that I am today. NSU is such a wonderful place filled with a rich history, diverse cultures to help others understand each other and values that will last a lifetime and to know that people see those qualities in me is so heartwarming.”
Sullivan is the daughter of Karen and Patrick Sullivan. She is a senior business administration major. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and serves as a Student Government Association justice. Sullivan is a member of Purple Jackets, Order of Omega, Blue Key and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies. She is a member of the Student Alumni Association and the President’s Leadership Program and was a freshman orientation leader and a University N-Sider. Sullivan served as Demon Days Family Day chair and was on the 2018 and 2019 Homecoming Honor Court. She is a Dean’s List student.
“It is important to be involved on campus because you meet so many fellow Demons to connect and engage with,” said Sullivan. “When you get involved on campus, you gain a true passion for Northwestern. “I knew I wanted my collegiate experience to be something that would help me grow and gain opportunities. Getting involved on campus has not only allowed me to meet so many people, but I’ve been challenged to push myself.”
Wilson is the son of Charles Wilson Sr. and Sylvia Wilson. He is a senior biology major. Wilson is a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band and the Presidential Leadership Program. Wilson was king of the 2018 Homecoming Honor Court. He has been active in Alpha Lambda Delta, the University Programming Council, Tri Beta Honor Society, the JOVE Program, Order of Omega, Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi, the Demon Cheerleading squad and the American Society for Microbiology.
“I feel as if it is important to be involved in campus organizations due to the fact that that is the time where you truly start developing yourself as a person,” said Wilson. “This is when you’re going to meet people different from you, serve others, and give back to the Northwestern and Natchitoches community.”
Wilson said he was involved in organizations as a student at C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport and carried that over to NSU.
“I was able to break the ice by joining organizations such as the President’s Leadership Program and the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band,” he said. “After that, I continued to want to meet more people on campus and before I knew it, I was in so many organizations meeting so many people and making a difference in many ways.”
2019 Mr. Northwestern State University Char’Tarian Wilson of Shreveport, left with Shelby Sullivan of Sulphur, the 2019 Miss Northwestern State University.