LC 2021 graduates offer inspiration, thoughts on their collegiate journey

By Dr. Elizabeth Clarke, Pineville, LA (LC News) – Perhaps for the first time ever, a speaker quoted from the mediocre movie “High School Musical 3” in a college commencement address. In his challenge to the 2021 graduating class at Louisiana College Saturday, Student Government Association President Terrell Phillips told the graduates to “always be…

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Robinson ‘followed God’s call,’ earns degree at Louisiana College at 71

By Dr. Elizabeth Clarke, When Mary Robinson came to Louisiana College in 2016, she had already experienced a full lifetime of professional and personal accomplishments—as a teacher, an ordained minister, a mother and grandmother—the Peabody Montessori elementary teacher was happy with the challenges God had placed before her. But the Lord knew Mary was up…

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Louisiana College holds 166th Commencement

Students from Class of 2020 also recognized U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson told the Louisiana College Class of 2021 graduates that there were “only a handful of institutions in America where God could be honored” the way he was at the Louisiana Baptist Convention college’s 166th Commencement Saturday at the Rapides Coliseum. In his commencement address,…

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LC to hold commencement for class of 2021 at Coliseum May 8

Class of 2020 invited to participate after COVID sidelined their ceremony By Dr. Elizabeth Clarke, Pineville, LA (LC News) – Louisiana College will confer degrees on 244 graduates Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. at the Rapides Parish Coliseum in Alexandria. One-hundred eighty undergraduates and 64 graduate students from December and May will receive their…

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Former Gov. Jimmie Davis to be honored with historical marker at alma mater

By Dr. Elizabeth Clarke, Pineville, LA (LC News) — Louisiana College will unveil a historical marker in honor of the late two-time governor of the State of Louisiana, Jimmie Davis, in a public ceremony May 7. The musician-turned-politician, Davis served as the governor from 1944-1948 and again from 1960-1964. Perhaps his most lasting legacy, however,…

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Louisiana College awarded two Board of Regents grants for theatre, business

By Dr. Elizabeth Clarke, Pineville, LA (LC News) — Louisiana College has been chosen to receive two department enhancement grants from the Louisiana Board of Regents. The grants totaling more than $135,000 will provide for a business analytics classroom and a new stage for the theatre program. The Louisiana Board of Regents received 114 grant…

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LC names new dean of College of Missions and Ministries

By Dr. Elizabeth Clarke Pineville, LA (LC News)– Dr. Justin Langford has been named dean of the College of Missions and Ministries at Louisiana College.  Langford has been a faculty member for eight years, most recently serving as interim dean. Langford is a 2003 graduate of Louisiana College in sociology.  He earned his Master of Divinity in…

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Regatta honors legacy of longtime swim, sailing coach Rob Stewart

By Melinda Martinez, Alexandria Town Talk LCATS swimming and sailing coach Rob Stewart didn’t realize how much he meant to so many people. But Saturday’s special event in his honor should leave him without a doubt. After talking with Coach Stewart about his legacy, Amanda Bryant realized that he didn’t know how special he was to so many…

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Convergence Media students earn regional, national awards for journalism

By Dr. Elizabeth Clarke Louisiana College convergence media students have been making a name for themselves—and the college—across the South for outstanding work in writing, photography and podcasting. Last month, three Louisiana College journalism students have been recognized by the Southeast Journalism Conference Best of the South Competition for 2021. Alena Noakes, 2nd in press…

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Attending LC debt free just got easier

Louisiana College unveils loan repayment assistance program for incoming freshmen By Dr. Elizabeth Clarke Pineville, LA (LC News) — Louisiana College is the first institution in Central Louisiana to offer a loan repayment assistance program (LRAP) to all incoming freshmen starting in the fall of 2021. The LRAP can help graduates repay their federal student,…

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