Archive for April, 2009

LC student recipient of CODOFIL scholarship

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Pineville, LA…Louisiana College sophomore, Mason Hess, from Moreauville, LA, was recently awarded a scholarship by CODOFIL (Consortium on the Development of French in Louisiana) which will allow him to spend part of the summer studying the French language and soaking up the French culture.  In July, Hess will travel to Mons, Belgium where he will attend classes at the Université de Mons-Hainaut for three weeks.  When not in class, Hess will have the opportunity to experience the culture of the Wallonie-Bruxelles region of Belgium, as well as travel to near-by cities, such as  Brussels and Paris.  At the end of his time there, Hess will hopefully return to Louisiana to share his experiences with others, thus fulfilling the goal of CODOFIL, which is to preserve the state’s rich French heritage.  

 A sociology-French double major, Hess was selected from applicants throughout the state to receive the honor and according to his French instructor, Cecile Barnhart; Hess “is a worthy recipient and a dedicated student.”

Part of the criteria for his consideration included completing at least fifteen credit hours of French study which at Louisiana College constitutes a minor in French. He was also required to submit a letter of motivation written in French and conduct an interview in French as well.

Nu Tau to Celebrate 15th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Pineville, LA.The Louisiana College Division of Nursing announces the Nu Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, nursing honor society 15 year anniversary celebration on Thursday, April 9, 2009. This special event will take place at the Conference Center Country Inn & Suites in Pineville at 6 p.m.


The celebration will feature three special guests; Dr. Billye Brown, Past President of Sigma Theta Tau International(STTI), Dr. Ellouise Sneed, Founder of the Nu Tau Chapter and Dr. Patrica Thompson, Past President of STTI and current Chief Executive Officer of STTI.


For more information about this event contact Debra Migues, Associate Professor of Nursing at LC (318) 487-7775. 



Debate Team Finishes Strong

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

LC Debate Team

Pineville, LA The Louisiana College Debate team wrapped up a successful season at the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) Nationals Tournament, in Bossier City, LA, April 3-5, where they fielded sixteen competitors and four judges, the largest team in several years and brought home two Nationals Championships in speaking and debate.


Finishing first in Novice was Stephanie Baer, beating out 82 competitors from 23 colleges and universities from across the nation. Additionally, Baer won 2nd Speaker, an award which honors the best public speakers in the field.


In Varsity, senior team captain, Kris Lee, beat out 58 other competitors to bring home a Championship Speaker award, as well as finishing first in his field. Lee was also one of the featured speakers at the convention banquet during a special tribute to former LC debate coach Bennett Strange.


In other results from the tournament, Coach Scot Loyd was a quarter finalist in the open division, and was appointed by his peers to the governing board of the IPDA.


In Novice, Tony Alonzo Jr. and Courtney Hamilton finished as double octo-finalists, and Zach Veulaman was an octo-finalist.


In Varsity, Eric Puckett finished as an octo-finalist, and Kris Lee and Andrew Dufour finished as double octo-finalists.


“It was a great year for LC debate,” stated Loyd. “We will miss our departing seniors; Kris Lee, Tony Alonzo, Jr. and Victory Greenhouse; they provided a great deal of leadership and made the great finish at Nationals possible.”


However, Loyd noted that they “have a great group returning” and “we are always looking for critical thinkers and persuasive speakers.” Looking ahead, he predicts that “the future of LC debate is bright.” 




LC Chorale Spring Tour 2009

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Louisiana College Chorale  

Louisiana College Chorale


Pineville, LA The Louisiana College Chorale announces their 2009 Spring Concert Tour which will take place over the Easter Holiday, April 13-19.  The group will travel and perform around the state at various Baptist churches.  For more details about the tour, please call 487-7404.


The LC Chorale Spring Concert Tour Schedule:



Monday, April 13, First Baptist Church, Kentwood, Louisiana


Wednesday, April 15, First Baptist Church, Sulphur, Louisiana


Thursday, April 16, First Baptist Church, DeRidder, Louisiana


Friday, April 17, North Acres Baptist Church, Minden, Louisiana


Saturday, April 18, First Baptist Church, Bastrop, Louisiana


Sunday, April 19, A.M., Cook Baptist Church, Ruston, Louisiana


Sunday, April 19, P.M., First Baptist Church, Pineville, Louisiana




Alpha Mu Tau to Induct Two Students

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Pineville, LA… Alpha Mu Tau, Louisiana College’s local chapter of Phi Alpha Theta,  will induct two students into the  their group during a ceremony on April 7,2009.   Being inducted into the History honor society are: Matthew Long, senior public administration major/history minor,  from Monroe, LA  and Kelly Williams, a sophomore history major,  also from Monroe.  

Phi Alpha Theta is a national History Honor Society which recognizes students for their achievments in the area of history; however, membership in Alpha Mu Tau is not limited to history majors.  To be eligible for induction,  undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in history with a minimum GPA of 3.1 and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.  Additionally, candidates must be in the top 35% of their class.  Faculty sponsors for Alpha Mu Tau are Dr. Henry Robertson and Dr. Scott Culpepper.