Representatives of Devon Energy, Adopt-A-School partner with I. A. Lewis School, surprised principal Sonja Fuller recently with a $1,000 check for the school to use on projects of its choosing. Fuller said the money will be used for technology upgrades. Fuller, who knew only that Devon’s Michelle Gantt and Aime Skipper where coming to the school, opens the check.
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The sixth Annual Senior Extravaganza sponsored by Community Coordinating Council, Inc., Rep. Patrick Jefferson and Sen. “Rick” Gallot will be held on Thursday at New Living Word Family Life Center, located at 1885 W. Barnett Springs Ave. The program is dedicated to the late George Mack Sr.
After four decades of exemplary and dedicated service to his alma mater, Joseph R. Thomas Jr., is calling it a career and retiring as Louisiana Tech University’s vice president for finance and administration.
The Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce recognized several community businesses and citizens for their achievements during the eighth annual Community Contributions Banquet including one given posthumously to former State Rep. Pinkie Wilkerson.
The Calvin A. Wilkerson Overall Achievement Award was given to Wilkerson, who was the former District 11 state representative from Grambling.
Delores Wilkerson Smith, Wilkerson’s sister, accepted the award on her behalf.
Smith said her sister’s achievements only partly describe the type of person she was.
Nine out of 10 first-year and senior students at Louisiana Tech University said they would rate their entire educational experience at the University as “good or excellent,” according to the National Survey of Student Engagement’s (NSSE) 2012 survey report.
Ninety percent also said that, if given the chance to start over in selecting a college or university to attend, they would choose Tech again.
“It has often been said that Louisiana Tech has a private school feel at a public school price,” said Pamela Ford, dean of enrollment management at Tech.