Archive for October, 2009

Community-wide Prayer Service for International Paper Families

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009


Press Release

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2009


Contact: Louisiana College Office of the President

(318) 487-7401

Pineville, La.Louisiana College and the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance will hold a community-wide prayer service on Thursday, October 29th at 7 p.m. in Guinn Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana College.


“We decided to come together to provide prayer and support for the 230 families in central Louisiana after the announcement that the International Paper Mill will close,” said Dr. Joe Aguillard, President of Louisiana College.


Mike Johnson, President of the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance agrees. “The recent announcement of the closing of International Paper hurts us all.  Although our efforts are largely geared towards working with other groups, agencies and organizations to promote job growth, our motives are more personal than that. Our friends are hurting and we want to show support for them through an evening of encouragement, support and prayer. We want to bring our community together to hold up our International Paper family and to show them our support and our dedication to working for them.” 


Everyone is invited to attend this important event for the City of Pineville, and central Louisiana.


For more information contact the LC Office of the President (318) 487-7401.



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2009 Homecoming Court Announced

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Pineville, LA…Louisiana College Office of Student Development recently announced the 2009 Homecoming Queen and her court.  Ms Stacy Elder from Sulphur, Louisiana was crowned queen by Dr. Joe Aguillard and Ms Brittany Reed, 2008 Homecoming Queen, during halftime of the LC Homecoming game against ETBU. A senior Psychology major and Health and P.E. minor, Elder is the daughter of Lisa and (the late) Bill Elder.


Other members of the 2009 Homecoming Court include:

Freshmen court members: Danielle Crandall, Psychology major from Simpson, and Shelby Iles, Biology major from Leesville.

Sophomore court members: Maggie Lingenfelter, Athletic Training major from Pollock and Lizzie Myers, Elementary Education major from Lake Charles.

Junior court members: Jodi Martin, English major from DeQuincy and Amber Thomas, Business major from Rosepine.

Senior court members: Chasity Bell, Psychology major from Oakdale and Marie Champagne, Math Education major from Breaux Bridge.



Debate Team Places 3rd in Tournament

Monday, October 19th, 2009



Pineville, LA… The Louisiana College debate team recently travelled to a tournament at the University of Arkansas at Monticello where they took third place overall out of thirteen schools that competed.  In Team competition, Lucas Moncada and Andrew Dufour were octa-finalist. In the Novice division, out of sixty-three competitors, Josh Engen and Dustin Carter were double-octa finalist; James Arnold was an octa-finalist; and Jesus Carillo was a semi finalist. In the Varsity division, out of forty-three competitors, Travis Kliewer was an octa-finalist. In the Professional Division, debate coach, Scot Loyd, was first place speaker and quarter finalist, while team captain, Lucas Moncada, was a semi-finalist.  

According to Loyd, “This was a very good tournament for LC, positioning us well in the season-long points competition.” The debate team will next compete on October 23-25, at LSUA.










Louisiana College Distinguished Alumni 2009

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Press Release
For Immediate Release: October 14, 2009

Contact: Luana Cunningham, Director of Alumni Relations
(318) 487-7301

Pineville, La. … On Thursday, October 15, 2009 Louisiana College will honor three distinguished alumni during the annual Homecoming chapel service. The special chapel
will begin at 10:50 a.m. in Guinn Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana College.

This year’s distinguished alumni are:
Larry Jeane class of 1970, Donna Burnley Cavanaugh Class of 1977 and John David Murphy Class of 1979.

Larry Jeane
Louisiana College 1970 graduate, Larry Jeane, is a well-recognized figure in the State of Louisiana and particularly in Central Louisiana. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and sociology at Louisiana College, Larry Jeane received the MA in Criminal Justice Administration at Northeast Louisiana University.
Larry is currently serving a third term as Pineville City Marshal, having held that office since 1997. Larry has also served as an adjunct instructor of Criminal Justice at Louisiana College in addition to years of working in the criminal justice and public safety and corrections field.

Donna Burnley Cavanaugh

Donna Burnley Cavanaugh attended Louisiana College from 1974-1976. While studying at Louisiana College, Donna pursued a degree in Elementary Education. Donna began her career in San Antonio, TX, as a special education classroom teacher.
Donna has achieved wide recognition both locally and nationally for her efforts to promote the organization, ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation.” As Director of the ThinkFirst Louisiana State Chapter and Training Center, Donna has trained health educators and individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries to be effective chapter directors and injury prevention education speakers. These speakers visit schools and organizations in the community to speak to students and families about making safe choices to prevent traumatic injuries to themselves. Donna’s devotion to injury prevention goes far beyond her community and state: she has served several terms on the Think First National Injury Prevention Foundation Board of Directors, has served as Chairperson for the State Chapter Director’s Subcommittee and has been an active committee member on at least two committees per year over the past 10 years. Donna has spent countless hours on the ThinkFirst project and she does this with energy, enthusiasm, humor and a serving spirit.

John David Murphy

Distinguished as a dedicated Christian counselor to youth and adults, an outstanding churchman and family man, John David Murphy has touched countless lives in fulfilling the mission for which God called him.
J.D. graduated cum laude from Louisiana College in 1981 with a degree in Church Music. While attending Louisiana College, he was the recipient of the 1977 Presidential Scholarship Award. He earned his Master of Arts in Religious Education with a major in Counseling at Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in 1984 where he graduated magna cum laude. Since receiving his master’s degree, J.D. has pursued a career in counseling families and victims of alcohol and drug abuse. J.D. has worked as a clinical counselor at Family Service Agency, a minister of counseling and Director of Support Group Ministries at Alpine First Baptist Church, and is presently serving as a family therapist at Red River Treatment Center.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony set for Nursing Skills Facility

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Pineville, La. The Louisiana College School of Nursing and Allied Health announces a ribbon cutting for the new Nursing Skills Facility located on the campus of Louisiana College. The event will take place on Friday, October 16th at 10:30 a.m.


Dr. Kimberly Sharp, Dean of the LC School of Nursing and Allied Health explains, “We are very excited about this new building and the expansion of the nursing department. The new lab has expanded space for training including a 14-bed lab facility, space for skills practice, classroom space and an area for health assessments that we will use for on-campus health programs.”  


In addition to the new building new technology is also part of the nursing skills lab. Including 10 multi-purpose patient care simulators and a “family” of high fidelity simulators that can be programmed with respiratory and cardiac trends, students can work with the mannequins to prepare for crisis situations. These simulators can be programmed to talk, give birth, and replicate most medical situations.


The community is invited to attend the ribbon cutting. College officials, LC nursing faculty and students will be available to give tours of the new facility and answer questions.


For more information about the LC nursing program or the ribbon cutting contact the LC Office of College Communications at (318) 487-7194.