Archive for February, 2007

Louisiana College announces the fall 2006 Dean’s List

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

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Louisiana College and the Office of the Registrar have announced the fall 2006 Dean’s list. The Dean’s list includes students who have a 3.5 or higher grade point average during the fall semester, according to Carolyn Dennis, registrar.

Those students with a 4.0 grade point average include:
Tory Andrews of Pineville, Ethan Boothe of Harrisonburg, Emily Buck of Leesville, Bryan Burke of Moreauville, Amy Butler of Monroe, Marie Champagne of Breaux Bridge, Tracie Monk Charrier of Elmer, Courtney Conger of Amite, Lindsay Cross of Deville, Mary Dossey of Benton, Courtney Smith-Dupre’ of Boyce, James Eastwood of Schriever, Mandi Eastwood of Pineville, Paul Eastwood of Schriever, Angele Ehlers of Alexandria, Troy Folse of Lake Charles, Amanda Gallion of Leesville, Ryan Garrett of Pineville, Jamie George of Pineville, Joy Gilhousen of Slidell, Kase Gonzales of Addis, Garrett Greene of Dry Creek, Carl Griffith of Jamestown, Adam Guillory of Dry Prong, Mindy Guillory of Ville Platte, Devin Guillot of Vidalia, Timothy Herrington of DeRidder, Airiel Hill of Winnfield, Christopher Hill of Lake Charles, Anna Hutto of Minden, Jackson Bridgett of Ville Platte, Meagan James of Winnfield, April Knight of Franklington, Kirk Langheinz of Baton Rouge, Rachel Lay of Pineville, Ashley Lewis Matthews of Pineville, Betty Logan of Bunkie, Ashley Mann of Dry Prong, Michael McCann of Forest Hill, Maria Medina of Alexandria, Jerry Miller of Franklington, Sue Miller of Pineville, Erin Mills of Boyce, Janice Mitchell of The Woodlands, TX., Katelyn Moore of Woodworth, Kathryn Rexrode Nichols of St. Francisville, Ty Nichols of St. Francisville, Sara Ortego of Ville Platte, Carl Qualls III of Bossier City, Jessie Redd of Baton Rouge, Joung Bum Rhyu of Alexandria, Lindsay Roger of Houma, Daniel Sawyer of Pineville, Jodi Scott of Alexandria, Mary Smart of Crossett, AR., James D. Smithey of Rockport, TX., Amanda Sonneland of Pineville, Angela Sorrels of Minden, Shellie Spiers of Bossier City, Tara Spruill of Pineville, Elizabeth Spurgeon of Pineville, Meagan Stanley of Alexandria, Chasity Thompson of Jonesville, Jennifer Torrence of Springhill, Phillip Vincent of Lake Charles, Brian Wallace of Port Orange, TX., Lauren Griffith Ward of Aledo, TX., Danielle Welch of Mandeville, Megan Wigley of Royse City, TX., Megan C. Wilkie of Monroe, William A. Williams of Anacoco, Tina M. Wolfe of Bastrop, Kayla Wright of Alexandria.

Those students who have a 3.50 to 3.99 grade point average include: Joseph Alexandria of Alexandria, Peter Allen of Winnfield, Tara Meis Andrews of Shreveport, Laurea Arendt of Pineville, Kayla Ash of Oakdale, Mitchell Attales of Alexandria, Aubrie Ballina of Mandeville, Ruth Barbee of Dry Prong, Heath Bardin of Sterlington, Jeffery Boydstun of Dry Prong, Lainey Branham of Alexandria, Kelli Brasher of Pineville, Lindsey Breaux of Lafayette, Melissa Brinker of Thibodaux, Mallorie Broussard of Alexandria, Kristian Brown of Vivian, Jeremy Burnett of Florien, Kristin Bynog of Pineville, Britton Carroll of Dry Prong, Ashley Chembles of Shreveport, Huei-Ju Chiang of Santo Domingo, Samuel Chukwudi Chukwu of Plateau, Nigeria, Matthew Clay of Pineville, Wesley Coleman of Oak Grove, Jarrod Conner of Woodville, TX., Stephen Dennis of Bossier City, Karie Dick of Atlanta, LA., Jamie Dillon of Mount Hermon, Laura Dubea of Pineville, Aimee Dubroc of Alexandria, Heather Dugas of Marrero, Greta Eddleman of Hineston, Kristianna Emrick of Dry Prong, Kyle Ernst of West Monroe, Rebekah Eutsler of River Ridge, Jessica Foxworth of Deltona, FL., Kala Franks of Dry Prong, Andrew Fultz of Lafayette, Ashleigh Galliano of Denham Springs, Garreth Gardner of New Boston, TX., Susan Gatlin of Colfax, Melissa Griggs of Plain Dealing, Nancy Hanson of Saint Michael, MN., Latrisa Harris of Alexandria, Erica Harwell of Houma, Allison Hebert of Baton Rouge, Matthew Hebert of Franklin, Benjamin Hedden of Bogalusa, Lauren Hill of Pineville, Meggie Hixson of Sulphur, Laura Holifield of Vinton, Jeremy Hollier of Ragley, Katherine Horton of Lafayette, Stormy Ingle of Merryville, Sarah James of Anacoco, Lauren Johnson of Pineville, Tara Johnson of Leesville, Warren Kimball of Baker, Timothy King of Shreveport, Jeremy Lee of Monterey, Seon Yeong Lee of River Ridge, Christopher Lemoine of Scott, Ron Lindo of Ball, Daniel Lowry of Baton Rouge, Joshua Martin of Alexandria, Ashley McCarthy of Ponchatoula, Benjamin McLaughlin of Dierks, AR., Jennifer McNutt of Woodworth, Daniel Moore of Woodworth, Tommy Morrison of Alexandria, Amy Morrow of Bunkie, Walter Myers of Pineville, Brook Neathery of Delhi, Jordan Newell of Homer, Benjamin Newsom of Ville Platte, Tung Nguyen of Pineville, Alan Niette of Natchitoches, Nichole Page of Hornbeck, Michelle Palmer of Pineville, Alana Michelle Pate of Baton Rouge, Christy Pennison of Pineville, Kimberly Petroskey of Pineville, Micah Pippin of Woodworth, Wade Poole of Thibodaux, Carla Ramey of Nacogdoches, TX., Jamie Ries of Deer Park, TX., Emily Robertson of Pineville, Richard Robertson of Monroe, Melinda Robin of Pineville, ReKeitha Robinson of Pineville, Michelle Roque of Natchez, LA., Aimee Roszell of Deville, David Sawyer of Pineville, Matthew Screpetis of Pineville, Meredith Screpetis of Pineville, Amye Segura of Houma, Leanne Shanks of Haughton, Joshua Shelton of Shreveport, Rebecca Sherman of Ville Platte, Autumn Shirah of Pineville, Kayla Shirley of Winnsboro, Jonathan Smith of Springhill, Misty Smith of Leander, Jamie Starkey of Forest Hill, Michael Steinmetz of Shreveport, Jessie Talikka of Helsinki, Buel Taylor of Gibsland, Lindsay Terrell of Karnack, TX., Joy Thomason of Alexandria, Heather Thompson of Baton Rouge, Jeremy Trahan of Maurice, Kristina Trahan of Jennings, Haylie Treas of Sulphur, Micah Triche of Morgan City, Zara Ugbabe of Plateau, Nigeria, Brian Verrett of Baton Rouge, Charles Walton of Alexandria, Nathan Warner of Deer Park, TX., Katie Watson of Walker, Justin Webb of Bossier City, Thomas Webb of Minden, Sophia Weimar of Shreveport, Kortni Wennihan of Pineville, Jessica White of Beaumont, TX., Roger Whitlock of West Monroe, Sara Whittington of Tioga, Chase Wiley of Effie, Amanda Williams of Pollock, Julia Cryar Williams of Pineville, Nicholas Williams of Homer, Nicole Williams of Chauvin, Natalie Woodward of Kinder, John Wright of Hemphill, TX., Jennifer Zundel of Baton Rouge.

Computer Labs in Cavanaugh Hall

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

The Louisiana College Division of Nursing and the Science Division are utilizing two new computer labs and computers made possible by generous donations given by CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini and Rapides Regional Medical Center. The two new labs were dedicated in the fall 2006. The computer labs include a total of 37 flat screen computers, a power point projector, a separate Central Processing Unit (CPU) and a smart board that allows students to interact in real time with their professor.

The Division of nursing works closely with the Sciences Division to establish a schedule to maximize the use of both computer labs. Nursing Division Chair, Dr. Alex Ferry said, “The new computer labs are an incredible asset for our students as well as science students. They have cutting-edge technology literally at their fingertips.”

Division of Nursing at Louisiana College Receives grant of $51,000

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

The Louisiana College Division of Nursing was awarded a $51,000 grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. The grant money will be used for nursing scholarships during the 2007-2008 academic year.

Dr. Alex Ferry, Chairman of the LC Division of Nursing said, “It is an honor to receive a grant from this foundation. We have consistently received grant money from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation for student scholarships.” Ferry continues, “Although this year we are pleased that the foundation increased the amount of our grant from last year.”

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation is a charity dedicated to the support of women in nine southeastern states. The foundation devotes most of its resources to Lettie Pate Whitehead scholarship program, which provides scholarship grants to schools and colleges for deserving female students. The Foundation also supports selected nursing homes and hospices in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia serving the needs of elderly women.

LC Senior wins Varsity Division Debate Tournament in Baton Rouge

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Datha Bustard, an Alexandria senior, won the Varsity Division of the Mardi Gras Classic Debate Tournament and was named the Top Debater in Louisiana en route in the tournament held February 9-11.

A total of 18 schools from seven states attended the national tournament. Bustard swept through the preliminary rounds 6-0 to gain the quarter finals where she advanced over LC sophomore Ethan Boothe of Harrisonburg.  In the semi final round of the tournament she defeated Henry Schuler of Louisiana Tech University to gain the Louisiana championship. In the final round, the LC star defeated the Arkansas champion, David Kerr of Henderson State University.

Boothe came out of the preliminary rounds 4-2 but was paired again his teammate in the quarter final round. Bustard was also recognized as the Third Place Speaker while Boothe was Eighth.

Sophomore Allison Steed, of Pearl River, narrowly missed advancing with a 3-3 record while Dry Prong sophomore Jeffery Boydstun had a 1-5 record.

In the Novice Division, New Boston (TX) freshman Blake Gardner was named the Top Speaker among the 41 who participated in that division.  He advanced as far as the octofinals where he lost 2-1 to John Dead of LTU. Also in the Novice Division, Spencer Brown, an Alexandria junior, was 3-3 and ranked as the 12th place speaker while Rachael Melancon, a Lafayette freshman, was 2-4 and 14th ranked speaker.

With only seven debaters competing Louisiana College placed fourth among the schools.

The LC Debate Squad next travels to Pensacola, FL on February 23-25 for the Marks Invitational Debate Tournament hosted by the University of West Florida.

Louisiana College participating in AHA Heart Walk

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Louisiana College is building a fundraising team to participate in the American Heart Association Annual Heart Walk on Saturday, March 3, 2007. The Walk begins at 8:30am at the Alexandria Amphitheater in downtown Alexandria.

There will be a bake sale on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, in Alexandria Hall from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Stop by and buy something for your sweetheart and help a great cause at the same time. All proceeds from the sale will go to the American Heart Association.

The Louisiana College Heart Walk team t-shirts were designed by senior LC graphic design student Brett Hargis. Purchasing one for $15 is a great way to show your support. Part of our fundraising effort will also include selling pledge hearts for $1.00, red bracelets for $2.00 and red dress pins for $5.00.

This is a great opportunity for student groups or organizations to show their support of LC while benefiting the American Heart Association.

To participate in the Louisiana College Heart Walk, or to purchase any of the above items, contact Bonnie White at or call 318.487.7616.