The Women’s Mission of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Grambling recently held a summer food drive and donated 265 items to Christian Community Action. Pictures from left to right are Jean Osborne, Stephanie Matthews director of CCA, Carolyn Douglas and Irene Wright. Osborne, Douglas and Wright represent Mt. Zion Baptist Church Women’s Missions Department.
Mel Corley, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, and James Eads, former program chair and lecturer in electrical engineering technology, have received statewide engineering professionalism awards for 2014 from the Louisiana Engineering Society.
Corley was selected to receive the Leo M. Odom Award for Services to the Profession for his distinguished service to engineering in Louisiana, and the Louisiana Engineering Foundation selected Eads for an Engineering Faculty Professionalism Award for endorsing engineering professionalism at Tech.
Sabrina Love, (left) unit director of Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana, along with teen members of the local club, donated gifts to the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team during the Christmas holidays. “Upon learning that the shelter can always use sheets and towels, our teens decided to select some of those items for DART,” Love said. “They also selected gifts for children served by DART.”
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council has announced a new exhibition by the artist Dianne Douglas.
The paintings, featuring colorful landscapes and are on display now through March 1 at the Dixie Center for the Arts lobby.
Douglas started painting watercolors at an early age in her hometown of Wewoka, Oklahoma, under the tutelage of her father, Stephen. She continued to paint during her teaching career at Louisiana Tech University, where she holds the title of Professor Emerita of Hispanic Literature and Language.