Archive for December, 2010

LC to establish School of Divinity

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Pineville, LA. The Louisiana College Board of Trustees received a donation check for $1 million on Tuesday, December 14th during the regular December Board of Trustee’s meeting. The funds were given by an anonymous foundation that supports the mission of the college. The foundation designated that the money be used to create a School of Divinity at Louisiana College. The name of the school is The Caskey School of Divinity, after a Southern Baptist minister who tirelessly worked and evangelized in Louisiana.


“We are humbled by this incredible donation to Louisiana College,” said Dr. Joe Aguillard, President of Louisiana College. “Having a School of Divinity fits perfectly into the mission of LC, and will compliment the strong Christian Studies undergraduate program we currently have.” The founding Dean for the Caskey School of Divinity is Dr. Charles Quarles, who is currently the Vice President of Integration of Faith and Learning and Professor of New Testament and Greek at Louisiana College.


Quarles explained the purpose of the Divinity School, “Louisiana College will establish a Divinity School that will train coming generations of Christian leaders:


1) To correctly handle the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15)

2) To preach the word (2 Tim 4:2)

3) To emphasize the great truths of the Christian faith in their preaching and teaching

(1 Tim 4:16)

4) To share the gospel passionately with the lost (2 Tim 4:5)

5) To model outstanding Christian character (1 Tim 3).


“The task before us is to prepare, organize and build a program for students who love the Lord and the ministry and want to continue in their education,” Aguillard said. “We are designing a program that will be unique, in that, it will focus on the different needs of students. Many pastors are bi-vocational and require classes offered in the evenings, weekends, over holidays and also many desire an on-line component.”



The next step is for LC to submit information to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for approval. Louisiana College currently has a level three academic standing. This allows an institution of higher education to confer graduate degrees. The Master of Arts in Teaching, the first Master’s program at LC, began in the summer of 2008. The tentative start date to accept students into the Master of Arts program in the Caskey School of Divinity is August 2011.



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Janice Joseph-Richard Scholarship Fund established

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The Janice Joseph Richard Scholarship Fund


Janice Joseph Richard made the request that upon her death, those wishing to send flowers would instead donate to the Janice Joseph Richard Scholarship Fund which was set up in her honor at Louisiana College. It was Janice’s wish that needy students who want to attend Louisiana College should be given the opportunity for financial assistance through this scholarship. All family, friends and alumni who wish to contribute to this fund should send their donations to:


            Janice Joseph Richard Scholarship Fund

            Louisiana College

            P.O. Box 587

            Pineville, LA 71359


Or you may give your donation online.


*Please indicate the amount of donation and type:  “Janice Joseph Richard Scholarship Fund” in the comment box provided.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 487-7118.


Winter Commencement Dec. 11

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Pineville, LA.The Louisiana College Office of Academic Affairs announces Commencement Exercises on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 10 a.m. in Guinn Auditorium. During the ceremony, diplomas will be conferred on 141 students, including 17 students who will make history when they become the first graduates of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The A.B.S.N. program is an accelerated course of study for students who already have an undergraduate degree who want to pursue a career in nursing. Ninety-two students will receive a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree (MAT). The MAT degree is the first master’s degree program at Louisiana College.

The guest speaker for graduation will be the Honorable Jeffrey P. Victory, Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. In 1981, Justice Victory was elected to the first Judicial District court, and in 1990, he was elected to the Second Circuit Court of Appeal for a term beginning January 1, 1991. He served there until he was elected as an Associate Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court for a term beginning on January 1, 1995.

Justice Victory was a charter member of the Louisiana Sentencing Commission and has been a director of the Louisiana Judicial College for many years; he is currently serving as chairperson of the Board. He is a member of the National Lawyer Association and the American, Louisiana State and Shreveport Bar Associations.

Justice Victory is married to Dr. Nancy Clark Victory and has four children.

For more information about the 2010 winter commencement on the campus of Louisiana College, contact the Office of College Communications (318) 487-7194 or (318) 542-8688 or e-mail

Services for Janice Joseph-Richard Dec. 10th

Monday, December 6th, 2010

PINEVILLE, La. - Funeral services for Janice Joseph-Richard, the women’s basketball coach at Louisiana College who passed away last Wednesday after a lengthy, brave battle with cancer, will take place this Friday in Guinn Auditorium on the campus of Louisiana College.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m.-noon with a private ceremony for family as well as Louisiana College faculty,  students and staff to follow from noon-1 p.m. and funeral services at 1 p.m.

Richard, who came to Louisiana College from San Jose State, had spent the past three seasons as women’s baketball coach at her alma mater, where once she was an All-American.

In honor of Richard, Louisiana College has set up the Janice Joseph-Richard Scholarship Fund, to which memorial contributions can be made via standard mail to:

Janice Joseph Richard Scholarship Fund
Louisiana College
LC Box 587
Pineville LA 71359

You may also contribute online; please indicate amount and type “Janice Joseph Richard Scholarship Fund” in the text box provided on the page.



LC Public Relations Class Holds Toy Drive

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Pineville, LA. … The Louisiana College Public Relations class is holding a “Toys for Tots” toy drive on campus starting Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.  


The theme for the drive is “Jesus Loves the Little Children.”  As students on a Christian college campus, the LC P.R. students felt they should set the example for the community in giving the children around the area and the state every opportunity to feel love when they wake up on Jesus’ birthday.  


Donation boxes will be set up in various locations around LC campus for students, faculty, staff and the local community to donate their new, unwrapped toys.  The class also plans to be set up at various campus events until the end of the fall semester. 


The toys will be collected on Tuesday, Dec. 14 so they can be delivered by the 15th to the local Toys for Tots warehouse.  


Please contact LC Instructor of Journalism, Al Quartemont, or any member of the Public Relations class for more information.