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Louisiana College News » 2007 » July

Archive for July, 2007

Social Work Department is accredited through October 2013

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The Council on Social Work Education, Commission on Accreditation, (COA) has reaffirmed accreditation for the Louisiana College baccalaureate social work program. The COA review of the LC program in October 2006 has resulted in this action which means the program is now accredited through October 2013. Charles Lowe, Chair of the Division of Human Behavior, coordinated the review process and institutional response.

Louisiana College Christmas Event to Feature Former First Lady Bush

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Contact:
Amy Robertson, Director of College Communications
(318) 542-8688

Former First Lady Barbara Bush will make an appearance at Louisiana College in December, participating in the College’s first annual “Follow the Star” event.

Louisiana College is proud to announce the first annual “Follow the Star” a Louisiana College Christmas, with a special guest appearance by First Lady Barbara Bush. Mrs. Bush will read the Christmas story on Saturday, December 1, 2007 as an integral part of a performance of Handel’s Messiah at 6 p.m. in Guinn Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana College.

This event is part of a three-day Christmas celebration that will kick-off on the evening of Thursday, November 29th and continue through Saturday, December 1st. During this time the campus of Louisiana College will have special Christmas lighting displays, community choirs will perform, children’s activities and much more.

Mrs. Bush is traveling to the campus of Louisiana College to help raise funds for Louisiana College student scholarships. On the afternoon of Saturday, December 1st Mrs. Bush will also participate in an afternoon “high-tea” in the Granberry Conference Center. This is also a fundraising event for student scholarships.

More details about “Follow the Star” A Louisiana College Christmas will be released this fall.

For more information about this event call the Office of College Communications at Louisiana College (318) 487-7194 or log on to www.lacollege.edu.

Louisiana College Announces New Allied Health Program

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Contact:
Amy Robertson, Director of College Communications
(318) 542-8688

The ceremonial check for two million dollars was presented to Louisiana College on behalf of the State of Louisiana by State Representatives Billy Chandler and Rick Farrah. This one-time grant from the state of Louisiana will be administered by the Louisiana Board of Regents and will help establish a school of Allied Health at Louisiana College. Pictured (L to R): Dr. Joe Aguillard, President, Louisiana College; Billy Chandler, Louisiana State Representative; Mary Moffett, Secretary, LC Board of Trustees; Rick Farrah, Louisiana State Representative; Mark Sparks, LC Board of Trustees, Congressman Rodney Alexander.

Louisiana College has received a one-time grant for two million dollars from the State of Louisiana to begin a new Allied Health program. The new program will include degrees in the following areas:

  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Medical Licensed Technician
  • Radiologic Technology

Students will be able to obtain an Associates’ or Bachelors’ degree in all of these areas. Individuals, after completing two years of coursework and completing other requirements for an Associate degree will be able to enter the workforce and help fill the critical need for healthcare professionals in central Louisiana and throughout the state.

Healthcare is either the largest or second largest economic driver of the state’s economy. One half of the 30 fastest growing occupations in the entire labor market today are in Allied Health.

This funding initiative given by the State of Louisiana in partnership with the Louisiana Rural Healthcare Association will be administered by the Louisiana Board of Regents.

Louisiana College is filling a great need in the state, especially the rural areas of the state where healthcare professionals are desperately needed. The college will build upon a solid foundation of academic excellence in nursing and pre-med programs. For decades, the college has produced outstanding nurses and candidates for medical school who have gone on to serve their communities. With this one-time grant from the state of Louisiana, Louisiana College will be able to develop a new academic program that will continue to grow and educate students from across the state.

The new Allied Health program will begin this August with the fall semester. Students interested in these areas should contact the Louisiana College Office of Admissions for additional information (318) 487- 7259. Individuals who apply to enter the Allied Health program this fall will be eligible for additional scholarships specifically for students in the Allied Health program.

Prospective student interested in the Allied Health program
should call Admissions at (318) 487-7439 or Mike Moffett at (318) 758-1308.

We are having two “Question & Answer” sessions for prospective Allied Health students
on Thursday, August 2, 2007 in the lobby area of the Martin Performing Arts Center
at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.