Alumni Spotlights

Frank B. Ashley III, EdD

Frank B. Ashley III, EdD

Frank B. Ashley III, EdD
Class of 1975


It is hard to believe that I arrived on the campus of  Louisiana College forty-nine years ago.  My family really did not have the money for me to attend college but I had a National Defense Student Loan, music scholarship, and an alumni Scholarship.  Forty-nine years later, I can truly say that everything that I have accomplished during my personal and professional career can be contributed to arriving on campus at Louisiana College. No matter how much I give, I know that I can never repay the debt that I owe to the faculty, staff, and administrators that molded me into the individual that I am today.

Wesley H. Cooper

Wesley H. Cooper

Wesley H. Cooper
Class of 2006


Louisiana College helped shape and build the person that I am today. Through my student-athlete experience I was able to  garner relationships that I cherish today.  I was provided a faith-based education in a world that is desperate for institutions that teach the truth.

Becky Brown

Becky Brown

Becky Brown
Class of 1976


I love my LC Cats forever! My mom and dad met at LC,  so I reckon' this "cat" would not be here at all if it were not for LC.

Karylon Cowan

Karylon Cowan

Karylon Cowan
Class of 2015


I am forever grateful and thankful for the education, experience and family I gained in Pineville. The environment and community is second to none in support and love for all. The college "On the Hill" will forever be home to me.

Tim Post

Tim Post

Tim Post
Class of 1981


LC friendships are lifetime friendships, I believe that is due to the quality of the Christian educational experience that this dear school offers.  My life is deeper, richer, and fuller because of my beloved alma mater.

Jennifer Dykes

Jennifer Dykes

Jennifer Dykes
Class of 2014

 

Louisiana College not only provided me with a degree and a quality education, but it instilled in me the confidence to pursue my dreams. The close-knit atmosphere fostered my growth and success, and I'll always be thankful my path led me to LC.

Chip and Sandy Turner

Chip and Sandy Turner

Chip and Sandy Turner
Class of 1970 and 1969

I am deeply grateful that Louisiana College provided me with a quality education in a nurturing Christian environment.  The preparation I received at LC has served me extremely well in each of my vocational and volunteer involvements.  Sandy feels the same way.

Wade Warren, Phd

Wade Warren, Phd

Wade Warren, Phd
Class of 1988


I'm so thankful for Louisiana College.  After completing a degree in biology here, I went on to complete doctoral work at Texas A&M University and a post-doctoral fellowship at Georgia State University before returning to LC as a faculty member in 1996.  I met Christy, my wife of 30 years, in Norton Library, while we were students.  My daughters, Casey and Chloe, are both recent graduates.  The story of my life revolves around Louisiana College.  In addition to completing a degree at LC, a student can learn about life and be encouraged to follow Jesus and can become part of that story in the lives of future generations.

Roxie F. Goynes

Roxie F. Goynes

Roxie F. Goynes
Class of 1980


As a small-town girl raised in a Baptist Church, I was determined not to go to that “Baptist school.” Yet in the Fall of 1976 I transferred to Louisiana College. College was hard, but College was fun.  I received a quality education that prepared me for Law School and for life. At LC I made lifelong friends that I cherish to this day.  Transferring to LC was the best decision I ever made.

Gretchen Loewer Hanson, PhD

Gretchen Loewer Hanson, PhD

Gretchen Loewer Hanson, PhD
Class of 1981


God has used LC in various ways in my life. When I was a student He provided many LC friends who offered different perspectives on the world. He provided LC faculty who knew my name, challenged me to grapple with the hard questions of life, and modeled a real faith in God. Later, He used LC to develop me as a professor. The commitment to excellence and the concern for the individual student that I experienced at LC continues to influence how I teach today.

Dennis Phelps, PhD

Dennis Phelps, PhD

Dennis Phelps, PhD
Class of 1978


Louisiana College offered me a safe and supportive environment in which to grow into young adulthood, consider best opportunities for life-long Chrisitan service, and be guided into interdependent critical thinking about major issues. Professors even outside my major discipline expressed genuine interest and care. Staff found ways each semester to make it possible financially. The relationships have stretched around the world and across the decades.

Daniel Moore, PhD

Daniel Moore, PhD

Daniel Moore, PhD
Class of 2006


The education I received from Louisiana College prepared me for a career in science.  Moreover,  the relationships I formed with the faculty at LC inspired my own journey to join the ranks of Christian academia.  Having experienced it firsthand, I can appreciate the impact a Christian professor can have on the development of future scientists.  I draw upon my memories of being a student at Louisiana College everyday as I endeavor to influence my own students in science classes that I teach.

Sarah Blazek, PhD

Sarah Blazek, PhD

Sarah Blazek, PhD
Class of 2012


The moment I stepped onto campus, Louisiana College felt like home. By the time I graduated, I knew Louisiana College was home. Louisiana College prepared me for my academic future of obtaining both my masters and  doctorate, but more than that the atmosphere and community at the college helped ground my faith. The friends, and even professors, I met during my time at Louisiana College are the forever kind who still continue to hone my intellectual skill and sharpen my relationship with Jesus Christ.

Bobbye Roberts, MSW, LCSW

Bobbye Roberts, MSW, LCSW

Bobbye Roberts, MSW, LCSW
Class of 1993


I have only great memories from LC.  I met my husband Kevin, the love of my life and partner in ministry. I distinctly remember our Lambda Chi Beta "pledging" days and the fun experiences we had. I loved our social work "family" with Momma Mac (Ann McAllister). With all of the great times, I also grew in my relationship with the Lord through the many opportunities we had with student-led Bible studies and prayer partners, to name a couple.

Jessica Borland, MAT

Jessica Borland, MAT

Jessica Borland, MAT
Class of 2020

 

Through Louisiana College’s TEACH/MAT program, I have been able to fulfill my dream of becoming a teacher, enhance my educational skills, and build on my knowledge of classroom strategies. I am thankful this program allowed me the opportunity to grow in my professional career.

Naomi Majors, MBA, EMT

Naomi Majors, MBA, EMT

Naomi Majors, MBA, EMT
Class of 2014

Louisiana College is where I began to spread my wings; much of this is credited to the Department of Business. During a crossroad time of my life I had the encouragement of Mr. Culp and Dr. Mazhambe urging me not to throw in the towel. They were a constant reminder that I could achieve whatever I set my mind to. Louisiana College will always hold a special place in my heart. LC is where the adventures began!

Brittany Jones, Esq.

Brittany Jones, Esq.

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director, Advocacy for Family Policy Alliance of Kansas
Class Year 2014

My time at LC taught me how to turn real life ideas into action. Dr. Robertson and Dr. Reese prepared me to think and write in a way that prepared me to excel as a law student and now as a leader in public policy. I was consistently challenged to understand how the past influenced my present and then figure out how to use those concepts to shape the future in a way that glorified Christ. The access I had to both my professors and the administration were unparalleled and prepared me to lead in the real world. I am forever grateful that God allowed me to spend these formative years at LC.

Smantha Young

Smantha Young

Samantha Young
Local Businesswoman/Business Owner in Horticuture

Class Year 2002

My experiences at Louisiana College gave me the confidence to take my education to the next level.  It was a huge stepping stone in life and gave me the ability to learn how to succeed in the business world and in life. One of the best experiences I had as a wildcat was participating in the LC London Program in 2001.  It opened my eyes to the world around me and gave me a true love for traveling and exploring as much of the world as I can.

Dr. Amanda Dubois

Dr. Amanda Dubois

Dr. Amanda Dubois
Associate Professor of Biology
Class Year

I am starting my 10th year teaching biology at Louisiana College this fall and I regularly tell people that I have the best job; I get paid to talk about biology and Jesus, two things I regularly do for free.

Dr. Arthur Mazhambe

Dr. Arthur Mazhambe

Dr. Arthur Mazhambe
Professor of Business
Class Year

I had no idea that my time as a student at Louisiana College was a training ground for when I would also guide students in the pursuit of their education one day in the future. God prepared me for a calling and career even at that point.

Dr. Sheri Duffy

Dr. Sheri Duffy

Dr. Sheri Duffy
Associate Professor of Social Work; MSW Program Director
Class Year

I have found since completing my education that my calling allows me to serve others in an effort to help them improve their circumstances. In fact, I see my calling in social work as being the hands and feet of Christ striving to bring Hope to many people through service.

Maria Sawtelle

Maria Sawtelle

Maria Sawtelle
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Class Year

Louisiana College allowed me to fulfill my calling of becoming a nurse by offering an environment to further my education and grow in my faith.

Shelia Johnson, M.S.

Shelia Johnson, M.S.

Shelia Johnson, M.S.
Bachelor of Arts in Health, Safety and Physical Education
Class Year

 2006 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

I chose Louisiana College because it provided an education that would prepare me for a vocation as a teacher and a community leader and helped me grow in my Christian faith.  The same core values I received at LC many years ago, remain as qualities still available at our school “on the hill.” 

Brian Manuel

Brian Manuel

Shelia Johnson, M.S.
Dean of Students; Assistant Professor of Media and Communication
Class Year

Being a professor, and now the Dean of Students at LC, has allowed me to take both my natural talents and the spiritual gifts from the Lord and use them daily. Being around students in such a transitional time of life allows for authentic relationships to form, and mentorship becomes a natural part of everyday.