Archive for March, 2010

Student Wins Award at Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Pineville, LA. David Powell, a junior at Louisiana College, recently won an award for his paper, “Student Demonstrations of the 1960’s” at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference that took place in Lafayette on Friday, March 26th.


David is a History major and Christian Studies minor from Baton Rouge. David won one of only four awards given at the conference. He worked on the paper as part of assignments in classes of Contemporary American History taught by Dr. Henry Robertson and Contemporary European History by Dr. Scott Culpepper last fall.


The Louisiana College chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society was founded in 1921 and LC’s chapter began in 2007. David was inducted into the Louisiana College chapter in fall 2009. “This was the very first student presentation by an LC chapter member at the regional meeting. “David has set a very high standard for future students with his outstanding presentation.” said Dr. Henry Robertson. “We are extremely proud of David’s accomplishment. His quality research and attention to detail is the sort of excellence that we strive to encourage in our students,” explained, Dr. Scott Culpepper.



Debate Team Finishes Season

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Pineville, LA…Louisiana College debate team had its best outing of the debate season this past weekend at the National Tournament held at The University of Central Arkansas. Following eight rounds of debate that started Friday evening and went through Saturday afternoon, eleven of seventeen LC debaters broke through to the final rounds in their respective divisions: Professional: Scot Loyd and Kris Lee; Varsity: Stephanie Baer, Jesus Carrillo, Andrew Dufour, Amanda Graves, and Lucas Moncada III; and Novice: James Arnold, Josh Engen, Courtney Hamilton, and Ann “Snowflake” Sawyer.


In overall team results, the LC squad finished 4th in the Nation out of a field of approximately forty competing programs. They also ranked 2nd in the season-long point standing and brought home a 2nd place finish from the tournament.  Additionally, debate coach, Scot Loyd, was awarded National Champion Speaker in the professional field at the tournament, narrowly beating out LC alum, Kris Lee, who finished as the 2nd speaker overall in the professional division. Scot Loyd was also re-appointed to the governing board of the International Public Debate Association.


According to Loyd, “These are the best winnings and best statistics that we’ve had at a tournament since I’ve been at LC.”  Loyd also noted that although LC did not have a tournament debate champion at the national tournament, there were still plenty of awards handed out to team members. Those receiving awards included:



Scot Loyd, 1st place speaker and semi-finalist

Kris Lee, 2nd place speaker and quarterfinalist



Stephanie Baer, octo-finalist

Lucas Moncada III, 6th place speaker and double-octo finalist

Amanda Graves: Double-octo finalist

Andrew Dufour: Double-octo finalist

Jesus Carrillo: Double-octo finalist

Travis Kliewer, Double-octo finalist



Josh Engen: Semi-finalist

Courtney Hamilton, 7th place speaker and octo-finalist

Ann “Snowflake” Sawyer, octo-finalist

James Arnold: Double-octo finalist


Louisiana College team awards included: 2nd place overall at Nationals, 5th place in Novice debate season, 2nd place in Professional Debate Season, and 4th place overall sweepstakes for the season.


With LC’s best year in debate behind it now, Loyd is looking forward to the future, “At the beginning of this year we had half our squad on novice, half on varsity. Next year, we’ll have all our squad on varsity, so we’re looking for anyone that wants to become a part of our award-winning debate team!”


2010 NATS Winners Announced

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Pineville, LA… Louisiana College Department of Music announces the winners of the   Louisiana Chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) that was recently hosted on the LC campus. The competition was held on Saturday, March 13 in the Weathersby Fine Arts


Building and Guinn Auditorium. Twenty-eight voice teachers from around the state participated with their students in the event which culminated with an award luncheon in the Granberry Conference Center which was hosted by Dr. Loryn Frey.   


Dr. Michele Martin, from McNeese State University, was the Auditions Chair, assisted by co-chair, Chris Gilliam, from Northwestern State University.


Ms Mei-En Chou, artist-in-residence at Louisiana College, accompanied LC students, as well as those from McNeese, on piano.


Winning students from LC included:  Kameryn Lueng – 1st place in Junior Women; John Simmons – 1st place in  Sophomore Men; Juliana Wimberly-Handy—4th place Sophomore Women;  Andy Jordan—4th place Sophomore


Click here for a complete list of Louisiana Chapter Audition Winners 

Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

Thursday, March 25th, 2010


Pineville, LA…The Humanities Department is pleased to announce the winners of 2010 Louisiana College Creative Writing Contest. In poetry, first place goes to Ms. Stephanie Baer for her poem “Louisiana Snow.” Second place goes to Ms. Katherine Hartzog for “Nighttime Rings.” There were no honorable mentions selected for poetry, and no award was given in fiction this year. A brief critical explanation for the choice of these two young poets will be offered by Dr. Micah Mattix at the English Department’s upcoming Creative Writing Colloquium at which Ms. Baer and Ms. Hartzog will read their work and be presented with a prize and an award certificate. The judges for this year’s inaugural contest were Dr.  Keith Callis, Dr.  Micah Mattix, Prof. Neil Johnston, and Prof. Jill Reid.


LC to Host Recruiting Event at the Louisiana Boardwalk

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010
Pineville, LA. … The Louisiana College Office of Admissions is holding a recruiting event in Bossier City on Sunday, April 18th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Louisiana Boardwalk shopping center on the river.  This event is a perfect opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to attend presentations, ask questions of admissions officers present, and learn more about what Louisiana College has to offer.
 Louisiana College (LC) is a four-year, private Christian college located in Pineville, just 2 hours south of Shreveport. LC has consistently been named in “America’s Best College Buys” for the past 14 years. “We are the right combination of what all students are looking for in a college,” explained Byron McGee, Director of Enrollment Management. “We are a rigorous liberal arts college grounded in the Christian faith.”

 Students at LC do not become a number; they are treated as individuals, and have the opportunity to know their professors. Louisiana College can boast some of the best scores on discipline-specific standardized tests. In fact, during the past five years, 92% of LC applicants to medical school have been accepted with an average entrance exam (MCAT) score of 30.6. These numbers place the pre-medicine training program at LC as one of the best in the southern region of the United States.

 It is not too late to apply for admission and scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year. “We want everyone interested to stop by and visit with us on Sunday, April 18th,” said Ronnie Lalande, Director of Financial Aid. “Right now is the time for students to get their financial aid paperwork ready.”  Even though Louisiana College is a private school, “we offer competitive tuition, scholarships, and awards, and that is why we continue to be listed as a ‘Best Buy’,” said Lalande. “In fact, we have the lowest tuition cost for a private, four-year college in the state of Louisiana.”

 So, if you are shopping for a college, stop by the Boardwalk on Sunday, April 18th from 1 to 5 p.m. and learn about what Louisiana College can offer you! For more information, contact the Office of College Communications at (318) 487-7194 or