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Doctoral Candidate earns Research Award from International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines

RUSTON, La.—Sabinah Wanjugu, a doctoral student within the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University, recently received a research award at the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD) Spring 2019 Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Wanjugu co-authored the paper, “On the Diffusion of Prepaid Mobile Phones in Emerging Markets,” with College of Business faculty Dr. Hani Mesak, State Farm endowed professor, and Dr. Rob Blackstock, associate dean of undergraduate studies and assistant professor of economics.

The paper focuses on the diffusion of prepaid cellular phones in developing countries which exhibit rapid growth with a concurrent expansion of both middle-class and rich consumers, but which still possess a large segment of poor citizens.

“Emerging markets now account for 65 percent of the world’s population and 40 percent of the world’s economic outputs,” said Wanjugu. “The research findings provide insights to multinationals from developed countries interested in expanding their businesses in such markets as their home markets for goods and services are saturated.”

Wanjugu, a third year DBA student with a concentration in marketing, is currently working on her dissertation research which focuses on how the consumer-firm relationship influences information disclosure habits—a relationship that has not been previously analyzed.

In addition to IABPAD, she has presented her research at the Academy of Marketing Science Annual Conference and the Society of Marketing Advances Conference. Wanjugu has also been selected as a fellow of the 2019 Academy of Marketing Science 5th Annual Doctoral Consortium, which will be held in May in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

“Since beginning my studies at Louisiana Tech, I have received nothing but support from faculty and staff,” said Wanjugu. “Each one I have interacted with along the way has been sincere, prompt and has my best interest at heart. In particular, the College of Business has made so many resources available to all the doctoral students in many capacities, and ensures a welcoming and nurturing environment where students are stimulated to achieve their utmost potential.”

About the International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines
The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines (IABPAD), an academy for scholars involved in the practice and study of business and pubic administration disciplines, was founded in early 2004. The scope of the IABPAD is global and aims to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals. To reach its goal, the IABPAD has constructed a publication outlet and academic conferences for global scholars.

About the College of Business
Through market-driven academic programs and impactful scholarship and teaching, the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University produces business and academic leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurial, analytical, and technologically skilled for a competitive global marketplace. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the College offers eight undergraduate degree programs in addition to the master of business administration, master of professional accountancy and doctor of business administration. For more information, visitbusiness.latech.edu.

Louisiana Tech students prepare for ‘Cyber Storm 2019’

Computer science and cyber engineering students in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science are preparing for Cyber Storm 2019. Teams of students will compete against each other and a black ops team of intruders from academia, industry and government institutions this Friday, May 24, to determine which team will be the 2019 Cyber Storm champion.

Cyber Storm is Louisiana Tech’s daylong hackfest competition that tests what upper-level computer science and cyber engineering students have learned by providing them with the opportunity to complete challenges and earn points using networks that they have built. Student teams will complete challenges on cyber security, wireless networks and steganography and complete cyber scavenger hunts.

The event is free and open to the public. Join us in the Student Center between 9 and 5 to watch as scores update and challenges are posted and completed. Final scores will be tallied at 5.

Centenary College Athletics Become First DIII Program To Adopt Groundbreaking Technology

Centenary College of Louisiana Athletics and the team at Athlete Network are excited to announce their partnership with the goal of engaging all former Ladies and Gents student-athletes with available services and resources. The partnership will launch the Centenary College Athlete Network, a branded and customized technology platform to organize, promote, and track the programs and services offered to all current and former student-athletes.

With athletics dating back to 1908, Centenary currently competes in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, and is the first NCAA DIII program to select Athlete Network to power its customized network.

“With the branded network technology, we’ve identified a digital hub that allows current and former Centenary student-athletes to connect, engage, network, and identify post-graduate opportunities. We are striving to provide a transformational experience and prepare our student-athletes for life after graduation, this is a strategic step in the right direction.”
– Marcus Manning, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Centenary College

Along with providing cutting edge data insights and reporting to athletic administrators, the technology solution will immediately provide the tools to expand career placement services, offer robust mentoring programs, and enhance the alumni relations.

“Among the many strengths that exist in this newly formed relationship, the Branded Network platform provides a resource for both current and former student-athletes that will aid them in life beyond their sport. I believe this will be an opportunity for the entire Centenary Athletic Community to participate in something that will enrich their lives for years to come. Our partnership with Athlete Network is very exciting because the benefits offered will not only span generations of student-athletes, it covers all sports and all divisions, allowing us to level the playing field.”
– Rob Rubel, Centenary Athletic Club Board Chair

For more on this article click on the link below.

Article Courtesy of the Athlete Network https://an.athletenetwork.com/blog/centenary-first-diii-program

Louisiana Governor Launches the First Ever Cyber Security Education Center in the State with Cybint and BPCC

Global cyber education leader, Cybint Solutions, and Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) are once again leading the charge to enhance Louisiana’s cybersecurity educational ecosystem and equip current and future cyber professionals with advanced skills, tools and expertise. 

In today’s ceremony at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, LA, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced the formation of the new Cyber Center Hub of North Louisiana, a collaboration between the state, Cybint, BPCC, Louisiana Tech University, Northwestern State University, Grambling University and Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

The Cyber Center, which will be housed on the BPCC campus, will offer Cybint’s comprehensive suite of multi-level cyber education and workforce development offerings for cybersecurity professionals and students across Louisiana.  Classes will range from cyber literacy for non-technical professionals to advanced, hands-on simulation-labs and a cyber-range environment for those pursuing a cyber-security career.

Cybint and BPCC have enjoyed a longstanding relationship and shared mission to positively influence cyber education in Louisiana. In 2018, the organizations hosted two professional development cyber range competitions and workshops, the initial one for industry partners and the second for academic partners. The overwhelming response was that Cybint provided a comprehensive educational training platform that would benefit both industry and academia.

“Well over a decade ago, the leaders of Northwest Louisiana joined the State of Louisiana in creating the Cyber Innovation Center as an anchor of the 3,000-acre National Cyber Research Park here in Bossier City,” Gov. Edwards said. “Today, GDIT employs 800 cybersecurity professionals here because of that effort, we have a major STEM Building serving students and veterans, and shared by Bossier Parish Community College and Louisiana Tech University. We have established an I-20 Cyber Corridor stretching from this cyber hub, and the Global Strike Command of Barksdale Air Force Base, to the Fortune 500 headquarters of CenturyLink in Monroe. Today, we’re assembling another strategic asset that will make Louisiana a national and global leader in cybersecurity.”

“This is an exceptional honor for us,” Cybint CEO Roy Zur said. “Our collaboration with BPCC has been impactful and our entire organization has been gratified to see the enthusiasm and passion for cyber learning in this region. We look forward to the next phase.”

“From all of our research, we found that Cybint was the premier leader in providing a platform for hands-on cyber security education, training, and simulation,” said Dr. Rick Bateman, Jr., chancellor of BPCC. “To establish such a partnership with Cybint is a win for everyone involved. Our partnership will have a far reaching impact that benefits not only our students here at BPCC but also students, industry partners, and educational institutions across the state of Louisiana.”

Centenary College announces addition of new athletic teams

Centenary College has announced the additions of men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field and competitive cheer and dance beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year.

“The addition of these programs will be another strategic step in providing new opportunities for prospective student-athletes that fits within the fabric of Centenary’s campus community,” says Marcus Manning, director of athletics and recreation. “Cross country, track and field, and competitive cheer and dance (competitive spirit) all rank in the top 10 for most popular high school programs according to the annual National Federation of State High School Association (NFHS) participation summary. We are excited to bring these programs to the Shreveport-Bossier area.”

A national search will begin immediately to hire head coaches for cross country and track and field and competitive cheer and dance.

For more information click here.

Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business Announces 2019-2020 Caddo and Bossier REAL Scholarship Recipients

RUSTON, La.— Dr. Chris Martin, dean of the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University, recently announced the recipients of the College’s REAL Scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  •  Lauren E. Lasiter, of Bossier City, Airline High School
  • Joshua D. Lewis, of Shreveport, Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
  •  Bret C. Frotz, of Benton, Benton High School
  • Alexis N. McClain, of Shreveport, Captain Shreve High School
  • Andrew D. Atkins, of Shreveport, Loyola College Prep
  • Avery A. Jeffcoat, of Bossier City, Airline High School
  • Maggie R. Dinkins, of Shreveport, C.E. Byrd High School
  • Shelby L. Watson, of Haughton, Haughton High School

“The applicant pool for the REAL Scholarship was extremely impressive again this year,” Martin said. “I am eager to welcome these students to Louisiana Tech in the fall, and am confident they will thrive at the College of Business. I would also like to offer my gratitude to our alumnus for providing the funds to support the academic achievements of students from the Caddo/Bossier area.”

Awarded to first-year undergraduates from Caddo and Bossier parishes, recipients receive $8,000 per academic year, for up to four years, to assist with tuition, room and board, books, and fees. This award is in addition to Louisiana’s TOPS.

“In establishing this scholarship, more students in Caddo and Bossier parishes will have the opportunity to attend the College of Business and improve their quality of life,” said the REAL Scholarship’s anonymous donor, who noted his Louisiana Tech education enriched his life beyond his wildest dreams. “I hope other alumni will be inspired to give back to one of our state’s greatest assets — Louisiana Tech University.”

For more information about the REAL Scholarship, contact Senior Director of Development Mary Susan Britt at marysusan@latechalumni.org or 318.257.3741.

About the College of Business
Through market-driven academic programs and impactful scholarship and teaching, the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University produces business and academic leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurial, analytical, and technologically skilled for a competitive global marketplace. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the College offers eight undergraduate degree programs in addition to the master of business administration, master of professional accountancy and doctor of business administration. For more information, visit business.latech.edu.

CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Honors Outstanding Associates During National Recognitions Week

Shreveport, Louisiana, May 10, 2019 – When it comes to providing world-class, faith-based health care, every member of the team has a vital role to play. That’s why, during National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week, CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System is proud to honor our Associates of the Year from across the organization.

“We want to thank our Associates of the Year, and all our Associates for their teamwork and commitment to personalized care,” said Isaac Palmer, Chief Executive Office, CHRSITUS Shreveport-Bossier. “At CHRISTUS, we are a family united in our mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and each member of this family shares that common purpose and dedication to this community and the people we serve every day.”

Nominees (winners in bold).

Daisy Award:
Ashley Tidwell, RN, 1 South
Brandy Hunter, RN, Emergency Room (Inpatient Daisy Award Winner)
Casey Weaver, RN, The Birth Place
Charette Dellagatta, RN, Inpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation
Gabby Woodward, RN, CHRISTUS Cancer Treatment Center (Outpatient Daisy Award Winner)
Julie Turpen APRN, Emergency Room (Manager Daisy Award Winner)
Misty Robinson, RN, Day Surgery

Sunshine Award:
Brian Temple BSRT (R), Radiology (Inpatient Sunshine Award Winner)
Carla Haynes, PCT, Cardiac Step Down Unit
Lonnie Jackson, Endoscopy
Martha Cotton, 1 South
Sharon Washington RT (R) (M), CHRISTUS Breast Center (Outpatient Sunshine Award Winner)

Star:
Dana Smelser, Marketing (Star Manager Award Winner)
Dondra Parker, Medical Staff
Ezelle Shelton, Environmental Services (Star Award Winner)
Renee Smith, Environmental Services
Sierra London, Nutritional Services

“We are proud to recognize these Associates, nurses and providers for their outstanding service in this community,” said Palmer. “This honor is a testament to the hard work, dedication and expertise on display across our facilities, as well as to the values that we consider to be crucial to providing faith-based, patient-centered care. I am honored to be a part of this team that gives their all every day to ensure that our patients are cared for in an environment that demonstrates our core values of dignity, integrity, compassion, stewardship and excellence.”

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FIFTEEN BPCC DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS TO RECEIVE DEGREES/CREDENTIALS DURING SPRING COMMENCEMENT ON FRIDAY, MAY 10

Bossier Parish Community College’s Division of Innovative Learning is proud to announce the graduation of 15 area high school students. Collectively, these students have earned a total of three associates degrees and 14 certificates. Each will receive their degrees/credentials at the Spring 2019 commencement ceremonies (9:30 am or 2:00pm) on Friday, May 10, in the Billy W. Montgomery Gymnasium on the BPCC campus, 6220 E. Texas St., Bossier City, LA.

The hard work, determination, and perseverance of these students paired with the unfailing support of their high schools and families has enabled them to achieve the extraordinary accomplishment of earning a postsecondary credential while simultaneously earning their high school diploma.

“Being able to earn an associate’s degree before my high school diploma has further confirmed that I can do whatever I put my mind to,” says Antavion Moore, who is a Junior at Ringgold High School and will receive an associate degree in general studies.

“Looking back to my first semester on campus as a 15 year old, it is amazing how much I felt at home ‘away from home.’ It has allowed me the opportunity to explore my interests, such as music, something I would not have had the ability to study within my traditional high-school setting. Participating in the dual enrollment program has broadened my experiences in the educational setting, as well as presented more alternatives for my future endeavors. I am grateful for the opportunities provided to me by Bossier Parish Community College, especially the guidance from [the Dual Enrollment coordinators at BPCC] Lynne McCoy and Alexandra Ekstrom.”

The students who will be graduating with a postsecondary credential include Joshuah Amato, Carly Chandler, and Antavion Moore from Ringgold High School; Michaela Beavers and Jermario Jefferson II from Arcadia High School; Katie Black and Catherine Dean from Parkway High School; Julie Bonner and John Norris from Benton High School; Zachary Grames and Ian Gresser from Airline High School; Emily Mayfield and Eli Patrick from Northwood High School; Austin Moss from Summerfield High School; and Blaine Warren from Castor High School.

Here is the list of students, their high schools, and the degree and/or credential they will be receiving.

Joshuah Amato, a student from Ringgold High School, will be graduating with an Associate of Arts LA Transfer degree and a Certificate of General Studies. Joshuah began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2016. He will have earned his certificate by completing courses through NSULA and completing 39 credit hours at BPCC, while maintaining a BPCC GPA of 3.77. After graduation he intends on majoring in Psychology at LSUS, where he has been offered LSUS scholarships totaling $34,888 over 4 years. 

Carly Chandler, Valedictorian for Ringgold High School, will be graduating with an Associate of General Studies, a Certificate of General Studies, and a Certificate of Technical Studies in Legal Assistant. Carly began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2016. She will have earned her degree and certificates by completing courses through NSULA, along with completing 66 credit hours at BPCC, while maintaining a BPCC GPA of 3.81. After graduation she plans on double majoring in Psychology and Addiction Studies while minoring in English at NSU, where she has been offered the NSU Scholarship for $49,520 over 4 years.  

Antavion Moore, currently a junior from Ringgold High School, will be graduating with an Associate of General Studies and a Certificate of General Studies. Antavion began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2016. He will have earned his degree by completing courses through NSULA and completing 52 credit hours at BPCC, while maintaining a BPCC GPA of 3.94. He will graduate from Ringgold High School next year and plans on attending LA Tech.

Michaela Beavers, a student from Arcadia High School, will be graduating with a Certificate of General Studies. Michaela began taking dual enrollment courses in the Summer of 2018 and will have earned her certificate by completing courses through Grambling State University and completing 27 credit hours at BPCC, while maintaining an overall GPA of 4.0. She plans on majoring in Occupational Therapy at ULM, where she has been offered an Academic Recognition Award for a total of $20,000.  

Jermario Jefferson II, a student from Arcadia High School, will be graduating with a Certificate of General Studies. Jermario began taking dual enrollment courses in the Summer of 2018 and will have earned his certificate by completing courses through Grambling State University and completing 30 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining a BPCC GPA of 3.66. He plans on majoring in Biology at ULM, where he has been offered the Academic Merit Award for a total of $28,000.

Katie Black, a student from Parkway High School, will be graduating with a Certificate of General Studies. Katie began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2015 as a participant in Bossier Parish’s AIM Program. She will have earned her certificate by earning 14 credit hours through AP examinations, 3 credit hours based on ACT scores, and completing 27 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining an overall GPA of 4.0. She plans on majoring in Pre-Veterinarian Medicine at LA Tech, where she has been offered the Dean’s Scholarship.

Catherine Dean, a student from Parkway High School, will be graduating with a Certificate of General Studies. Catherine began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2016 as a participant in Bossier Parish’s AIM Program. She will have earned her certificate by earning 9 credit hours based on ACT scores, and completing 30 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining an overall GPA of 4.0. She plans on majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish at NSU, where she has been offered the Academic Excellence, NSU Award, NSU Opportunity, Outstanding Student, Presidential Honors, Presidential Scholars, NSU Employment, Presidential Ambassador, and TOPS Honors scholarships for a total of $55,250 over 4 years.

Julie Bonner, a student from Benton High School, will be graduating with a Certificate of General Studies. Julie began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2017 and will have earned her degree by completing courses through NSULA, LA Tech, and completing 33 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining a BPCC GPA of 3.72. She plans on double majoring in Veterinary Medicine and Agricultural Business at LA Tech, where she has been offered the Outstanding Student Scholarship. 

John Norris, a student from Benton High School, will be graduating with a Career and Technical Certificate in Web Design. John began taking dual enrollment courses in the Spring of 2016 as a participant in Bossier Parish’s AIM Program. He will have earned his certificate by completing 12 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining a BPCC GPA of 3.0. He plans on majoring in Cyber Engineering at LA Tech, where he has been offered the Outstanding Student Scholarship.

Zachary Grames, a student from Airline High School, will be graduating with a Career and Technical Certificate in Web Design. Zachary began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2017 and will have earned his certificate by completing 12 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining an overall GPA of 4.0. He plans on majoring in Computer Science at LSUS, where he has been offered the Louisiana Scholarship and the Red River Scholarship.

Ian Gresser, a student from Airline High School, will be graduating with a Career and Technical Certificate in Web Design. Ian began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2017 and will have earned his certificate by completing 12 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining an overall GPA of 4.0. He plans on majoring in Software Engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, where he has been offered the MSOE Academic Scholarship.

Emily Mayfield, a student from Northwood High School, will be graduating with a Certificate of General Studies. Emily began taking dual enrollment courses in the Summer of 2017 as a participant in the AEP Credits Count Program. She will have earned her certificate by earning 3 credit hours based on ACT scores, and completing 35 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining a BPCC GPA of 3.42. She plans on majoring in Nursing at NSU, where she has been offered the Presidential Scholars, Academic Excellence, Presidential Honors, NSU Award, and TOPS Honors scholarships for a total of $53,520 over 4 years.

Eli Patrick, a student from Northwood High School, will be graduating with a Technical Competency Area in Information Technology with a Cyber Specialization. Eli began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2017 as a participant in the AEP Credits Count Program. He will have earned his certificate by earning 6 credit hours through LSU-Shreveport, 6 credit hours based on ACT scores, and completing 24 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining an overall GPA of 3.5. He plans on majoring in Cyber Engineering at LA Tech, where he has been offered the Outstanding Student Scholarship and the Counselor’s Choice Scholarship.

Austin Moss, a student from Summerfield High School, will be graduating with a Certificate of General Studies. Austin began taking dual enrollment courses in the Winter of 2018 and will have earned his certificate by completing courses through LA Tech and completing 22 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining an overall GPA of 3.08. He plans on majoring in Bio-chemistry at LSUS, where he has been offered the Purple and Gold Scholarship for $2,000 per year.

Blaine Warren, a student from Castor High School, will be graduating with a Certificate of General Studies. Blaine began taking dual enrollment courses in the Fall of 2017 and will have earned his certificate by completing courses through LA Tech and completing 30 credit hours through BPCC, while maintaining an overall GPA of 4.0. He plans on majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations at ULM, where he has been offered the Academic Excellence Scholarship for $9,000 per year.

BPCC’s Division of Innovative Learning serves an average of 600 high school dual enrollment students each semester. For more information on BPCC’s High School Dual Enrollment Program, visit https://www.bpcc.edu/wordpress/index.php/dualenrollment/

Business students present at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ 2019 Economic Scholars Program Conference

RUSTON, La.—Two Louisiana Tech University College of Business students recently presented original research at the 13th annual undergraduate research conference for the Economic Scholars Program (ESP) at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Senior economics major Sam Dinnat, of Alexandria, Louisiana, examined the impact of Fed excess reserve policy on interest rate volatility and its impact on macro variable forecasts, while senior finance major Grant Nelson, of Lake Charles, Louisiana, researched exchange rate pass through (the effect of international pricing on exchange rates) in NAFTA countries.

“Participation in the ESP conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for students to present their original research,” said Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Patrick Scott, who accompanied students to the conference along with Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Nono Gueye.

“They get to practice their oral communication skills and network among some of the brightest undergraduate researchers in the country. This experience serves as a jumping-off-point to graduate studies for some while others go on to work at the Fed or other governmental/regulatory agencies,” Dr. Scott said.

Students developed their research as part of the ECON 451 “Research Methods for Economics” course taught over the winter quarter by Dr. Scott. Research topics in the course ranged from the impact of interest rate shocks on insurance premiums and measuring the gateway drop effect using the National Survey on Drug Use and Health to estimating the effects of state mandated financial education programs among high schools and exploring the effects of high school start times on academic performance.

“Dr. Scott’s research methods class is very valuable to students of all disciplines, not just economics,” said Dinnat. “He teaches you how to take any research question and formulate a method to find an answer. The advantage for economics and finance students is that we learn how to apply econometrics.”

Dinnat noted that participating in the Economic Scholars Program is a worthwhile experience for students across disciplines, as well, particularly those with an interest in research.

“At this conference, there were many undergraduate students from around the nation presenting their own research,” said Dinnat. “I enjoyed seeing the different research questions they were able to come up with, and what econometric methods they used to find their results. I was also able to interact and network with students and professors from around the nation.”

The conference offers students the opportunity to share and gain feedback on high-quality undergraduate research. It is also designed to inspire other students to undertake their own projects. Since 2007, student scholars and faculty from institutions across the U.S. and Canada have come together to share undergraduate student-initiated or student–faculty coauthored works, ideas about the role of undergraduate research in the curriculum, and the challenges and concerns of undergraduates who conduct research.

“All the students that participated and attended the conference did exceptionally well representing Louisiana Tech, the College of Business, and the Economics and Finance Department,” said Dr. Scott. “This competitive, juried process is a remarkable achievement for those that are chosen to present. I’m proud of all of them.”

For more information on the Economics Scholars Program, visit dallasfed.org/outreach. Students interested in the course or attending the conference should contact Dr. Scott at pscott@latech.edu.

About the College of Business

Through market-driven academic programs and impactful scholarship and teaching, the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University produces business and academic leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurial, analytical, and technologically skilled for a competitive global marketplace. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the College offers eight undergraduate degree programs in addition to the master of business administration, master of professional accountancy and doctor of business administration. For more information, visit business.latech.edu.

Bradshaw to serve as commencement speaker for Tech’s May 25 ceremonies

NFL Hall of Famer and four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Terry Bradshaw, a record-setting Bulldog and favorite son of Louisiana Tech, will serve as commencement speaker for Tech’s Spring Ceremonies Saturday, May 25 in Thomas Assembly Center on the Ruston campus.

Commencement for the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts begins at 10 a.m. Commencement for the College of Applied and Natural Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Engineering and Science begins at 5 p.m.

The No. 1 pick in the 1970 NFL Draft after his historic career at Tech, Bradshaw is widely acknowledged as today’s preeminent NFL studio personality. He has been with FOX NFL SUNDAY since its inception in 1994, and his work on America’s most-watched NFL pregame show earned him three Sports Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Sports Personality/Analyst category in 1999, 2001 and 2008. Super Bowl LI was Bradshaw’s eighth championship assignment for FOX, his 11th as a broadcaster and his 15th overall, including as a player.

After his football career at Tech, Bradshaw became one of the most prolific quarterbacks in pro football history. He led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl championships, six AFC championship games, and eight straight playoff appearances (1972-79). Bradshaw, a two-time Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowls XIII and XIV), was a four-time All-Pro. He retired just prior to the 1984 season and began his broadcasting career with CBS.

In addition to his broadcasting career, Bradshaw has appeared in several feature films and TV shows and has written five autobiographical books. Bradshaw spends his time at his home in Oklahoma with his wife Tammy and has three daughters, Rachel, Erin, and Lacey.