Archive for February, 2010

LC to Host Women’s Championship Tournament

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Pineville, LA…Louisiana College Athletic Director, Tim Whitman, has announced that Louisiana College will host the 2010 ASC East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament February 26-28 in the H.O. West Field House.  This is a huge honor for the college and comes after the Lady Cats cinched the ASC East title in a 62-61 overtime win against Mississippi College’s Lady Choctaws. 

Lady Wildcat Head Basketball Coach Janice Richard explains, “It has been an exceptional year for us and we are so excited about our win over the Lady Choctaws and the upcoming ASC Conference.” 

The Lady Wildcats will play during the conference tournament at 7p.m.   Tournament games will be streamed live on LC’s radio station, KZLC, as well as video streamed online.

“Although you can go to our website, I encourage everyone in our community to come out and watch the games live,” said Coach Richard.

Tickets for the tournament are $5 for adults and $3 for students and are available at the door each day of the tournament. 

For updated tournament information, please continue to check the official LC Athletic webpage at  





Coach Bill McCartney to be Guest at 3rd Annual Wilcats Football Celebration

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Contact: Amy Robertson, Director of College Communications (318) 487-7194 or (318) 542-8688

Pineville, LA. … The Louisiana College Department of Wildcat Athletics is pleased to announce Coach Bill McCartney as this year’s special guest and speaker for the third annual Wildcat Football Celebration. Coach McCartney is the 1990 National Championship Coach of the University of Colorado football team and the founder of PROMISE KEEPERS.

 On Friday, March 5th at 5:30 p.m. Coach McCartney, along with senior Wildcat Football players, will host a dinner in the Granberry Conference Center on the campus of LC. This is an opportunity for individuals to meet Coach McCartney, take a picture with him, receive an autographed football and an autographed copy of his most recent book, Two Minute Warning. Tickets to the dinner also include entrance to the Football Celebration which follows and are $250 a person.

Immediately following the dinner, the Wildcat Football Celebration will begin at 7 p.m. in Guinn Auditorium. Coach McCartney will speak, LC football players will be introduced and the 2009 season highlight film will be shown. The cost for the second event is $10 a person.  

“We are thrilled to have Coach McCartney as the special guest this year,” explains Dennis Dunn, head football coach at Louisiana College. “He is an outstanding coach and even more importantly he is a man of integrity, vision and someone who will inspire our students, players, coaching staff and everyone who attends this event.”

 The LC Football Celebration was created to recognize senior football players, promote LC football and to raise money for equipment and additions to the new Wildcat Football Stadium complex. Tickets may be purchased on-line at or call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (318) 487-7003.

 **Purchase your tickets online now!

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ABSN Open House Feb. 23rd

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Pineville, LA. The Louisiana College School of Nursing will host an open house on Tuesday, February 23rd  at 5:30 p.m. in the Granberry Conference Center on the campus of Louisiana College. This event is for anyone interested in learning more about the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (A.B.S.N) degree.

 The A.B.S.N. program at LC began one year ago. “This program allows individuals who already have a Bachelor’s Degree an alternative route to enter the nursing profession,” explained Dr. Kimberly Sharp, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health at Louisiana College. “This is a full-time, 16 month accelerated course of study that will require a large commitment on the part of students,” said Sharp.

The open house is an opportunity for prospective students to meet Dr. Sharp and other LC nursing faculty, learn about admission policies, pre-requisites, tuition, financial aid and scholarships.

 Applications are being accepted until March 1st. For more information about the A.B.S.N. program and the open house on Thursday, February 11th call (318) 229-3796 or e-mail or log on to

LC Debate Team competes at LSUS Tournament

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Pineville, LA…The Louisiana College Debate Team competed over the weekend at the LSU-Shreveport Tri-State Debate Competition where seven of fifteen LC competitors advanced to elimination rounds.   In the Novice division, senior, Courtney Hamilton, advanced to finalist and was awarded the Novice Debate Champion Award for the state of Louisiana. Travis Kliewer was a semi-finalist in the varsity division, and LC Debate Coach, Scot Loyd, finished as a quarter-finalist in the professional division. James Arnold, Ashley Dufrene, Jesus Carrillo, and Joseph Buzzetta each finished as quarter-finalist in their respective divisions. Additionally, Arnold, Hamilton and Loyd received speaker awards.  According to Loyd, “The tournament was a great beginning of what promises to be another award winning semester for the LC Debate Program.”


Music Dept. to Present Two Operas

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Pineville, LA…The Louisiana College Department of Music will present two operas scheduled to run four days. Opening night is Thursday, February 4 at 7:30 pm in the Martin Performing Arts Center (MPAC). Additional show dates/times are February 5-6 at 7:30 pm and one matinee performance on Sunday, February 7th at 2:30pm. 


Both operas will be presented each night with an intermission between the two.  The first is a comedy, The Impresario, by W. A. Mozart. Cast members include: baritone, Benjamin Swain as Impresario Scruples; soprano, Kameryn Lueng as Madame Goldentrill; and soprano, Juliana Wimberly-Handy, as Miss Silverpeal.


The second opera, The Old Maid and the Thief, is a drama by Gian Carlo Menotti. Cast members include: Juliana Wimberly-Handy as Miss Todd- the old maid; Benjamin Swain as Bob-The Wanderer/Thief; Kameryn Lueng, as Laetitia- Miss Todd’s maid; and soprano, Loryn Frey as Miss Pinkerton-Miss Todd’s spinster neighbor.


The operas are directed by Loryn Frey. Conductor will be Andrew Hunter; Pianists are Mei-En Chou and Daniel Hill. Set designs are by Ross Schexnayder.


Ticket prices for performances are:  Adults-$10, Students-$5, LC Students, Faculty and Staff-$2.  Reservations can be made by calling the LC Department of Music office at 487-7336.  Tickets will also be available at the door.